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This is an auction for LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult.

“Poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss.”—The Washington Post

"A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery.”
- USA Today

“Leaving Time may be her finest work yet.”
- Bookreporter (US)

“A captivating and emotional story.”
- BookPage (US)

“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 (US)

“Delivers a powerhouse ending.”
- Booklist (US)

“Memorable and poignant.”
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"Jodi Picoult has written another page-turning novel, even as it focuses on motherhood, loss, and grief. Teenager Jenna Metcalf was just three years old when her mother disappeared from an elephant sanctuary. Ten years later, she takes up the search for her mother, Alice, by studying Alice’s decade-old journals on grieving elephants. The research itself is fascinating, the hints about Alice’s disappearance are compelling; but Jenna cannot find her mother on her own. By enlisting the help of a formerly famous—now infamous—psychic, as well as a down-and-out private detective whose career went south during the botched investigation of Alice's disappearance, Jenna forms a sort of new family to help her in her quest. As the facts begin to come together—described in alternating chapters by Jenna, the psychic, the private detective, and Alice’s journals—it all heads toward a thrilling conclusion. And, yes, there is a big twist at the end."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2014.

402 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • shipping via NZ Post$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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