DISCUSSION DATE AND TIME: MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M.
"Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother, loving wife, and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants. Yet it's been a decade since she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. All signs point to abandonment . . . or worse. Still Jenna--now thirteen years old and truly orphaned by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to approach the two people who might still be able to help her find Alice: a disgraced psychic named Serenity Jones, and Virgil Stanhope, the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance and the death of one of her mother's co-workers. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Leaving Time is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters"-- Provided by publisher.
The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased to announced that we have selected Leaving Time by Long Island native Jodi Picoult!
Why Leaving Time?
♦ Jodi Picoult, a Nesconset, Long Island native, has written 23 best-selling novels.
♦ Leaving Time is a NYT best seller and was called “poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss” by The Washington Post.
♦ This title offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, including psychic phenomena, elephant behavior and conservation, the loss of a parent, and human/animal connections.
♦ This title will appeal to readers of all ages as well as fans of mysteries, animal stories, or women’s fiction.
♦Leaving Time is available in hardcover, paperback, book on CD, large print and downloadable formats.
♦ Long Island Reads will honor Jodi in person at an award ceremony in April 2016