Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult takes on the issue of grief the losses that lead to it and how individuals react to it. Alongside the human story, the book draws parallels to the elephants' ability to feel emotion and to remember. The book is a page-tuner like most of Jodi Picoult's books and has a huge twist at the end that I did not see coming.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/10/leaving-time-novel.html
Reviewed based on a copy received through a publishers giveaway
All I can say about this book is once again Jodi Piccoult does not disappoint and I was totally blown away by the ending, not what I expected at all, couldn't put it down.
Jodi Picoult knows how to spin a yarn.
Sinking into her stories is like stepping into a hot bath on a cold night, steam rising off the water and delight drifting through every pore as you relax into it.
This skillfully told tale of grief is seen through the eyes of humans, told through the heart of elephants. You will be captivated by this master of the art of writing. I picture Jodi in a trance as she writes her stories because her characters are so rich and complex that it's as if she channeled them. Enjoy, but don't wait for a cold night! Turn up the AC and enjoy this book now, on a hot summer afternoon.
Jenna has one wish to find her mom. She remembers bits and pieces about her life growing up but why did her mom leave her behind? She has tried everything she can to find her. She turns to a Psychic and a former Detective to help.
This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. Once I finished, I could not start another book. I had the story keep on replaying in my head.
Books by Jodi Picoult
Songs of the Humpback Whale: A Novel in Five Voices (1992)
Harvesting the Heart (1993)
Picture Perfect (1995)
The Pact (1998)
Keeping Faith (1999)
Plain Truth (2000)
Salem Falls (2001)
Perfect Match (2002)
Second Glance (2003)
My Sister's Keeper (2004)
Vanishing Acts (2005)
The Tenth Circle (2006)
Nineteen Minutes (2007)
Change of Heart (2008)
Handle with Care (2009)
House Rules (2010)
Sing You Home (2011)
Lone Wolf (2012)
Between the Lines (2012) (with Samantha van Leer)
The Storyteller (2013)
Leaving Time (2014)
Off the Page (2015) (with Samantha van Leer)
Living Color (2015)
Although I like all the books she has written, I think some are better than others. The past few books she's published were ok; in my opinion she's done better. For this story, I'll say 'woo-hoo! She's baaaccckkk!'This one was great!