Review Leaving Time: A novel by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult captivates readers with her blend of character, enthralling plots, and the story’s rich prose, which vividly creates a story that not only awakens the mind but also touches the souls deep within us.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.

Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons – only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.

As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent pause-resister, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

When you get hold of Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – Review Summary, you will come to understand each character and get a better hold of the plot, the theme and the representation of each character, a type of symbolism that represents the realm of our society.

You will get chapter-by-chapter summary, analysis and essential quotes. In addition, get a sneak peak of critical reviews from various well-known publications, editors and world acclaimed critics. Use this study guide to help you cope with your literature class, book club or just to help you better grasp the book itself.

Review

“Piercing and uplifting . . . a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core.”The Boston Globe

“Poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss.”The Washington Post
 
“A riveting drama.”Us Weekly
 
“[A] moving tale.”People
 
“A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery.”USA Today

“In Jenna, [Jodi] Picoult has created an unforgettable character who will easily endear herself to each and every reader. . . . Leaving Time may be her finest work yet.”Bookreporter

“[A] captivating and emotional story.”BookPage
 
“With plenty of twists and a surprising ending, [Leaving Time] explores the grieving process and what happens when we cannot move on.”Woman’s Day

“A moving and emotional story.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
“A truly engaging read . . . Full of the deep characters and multilayered story lines that have earned [Picoult] a spot in many readers’ hearts.”Library Journal

“Delivers a powerhouse ending.”Booklist

“Memorable and poignant.”Publishers Weekly

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