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Leaving Time
by Jodi Picoult

PBR Review As usual, Jodi Picoult likes to write books about current topics. And in the past several years, the treatment of animals has become a hot one. In this book, she tells the story of the majestic elephants. She demonstrates how they feel grief in an almost human-like way. I now have a soft spot for elephants. You'll be hard-pressed not to fall in love with them. It's a well-researched book and fascinating story. But the story isn't just about elephants living in a sanctuary. A young girl seeks to find the answers to her mother's disappearance years ago. She's helped by a retired detective and a questionable psychic. So not only are you reading about elephants, but there's a mystery intertwined also. It's filled with family drama, love and mystery. It's absorbing and one of my favorite Picoult books so far. As always, I look forward to her next.Back.
Talking Points: This story is an emotional read on several fronts. It's has a complicated mother daughter relationship. It's a love story. And it dwells quite a bit on the topic of grief, providing many opportunities for discussion.
PBR Reader Comments:
This book is one of my favorites by Jodi Picoult. It's a quick read, but what drew me in was the storyline about the elephants and their behavior. I found it fascinating and learned something too!
by-Andrea 2016/11/15, 02:06 PM

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