Leaving Time Book
Score: 4
From 76 Ratings

Leaving Time


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN 10 : 1594138761

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Leaving Time Excerpt :

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.

Leaving Time Book
Score: 4
From 76 Ratings

Leaving Time


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 0345544927

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Leaving Time Excerpt :

Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and accomplished-scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers. By the #1 best-selling author of The Storyteller. 500,000 first printing.

Larger Than Life  Novella  Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Larger Than Life Novella


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553392104

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Larger Than Life Novella Excerpt :

From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time. A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love. Praise for Jodi Picoult “Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”—The Boston Globe “Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly “Jodi Picoult’s novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.”—Los Angeles Times

Running Out of Time Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

Running Out of Time


  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442461291

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Running Out of Time Excerpt :

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

Mark Z  Danielewski s House of Leaves Book
Score: 4
From 206 Ratings

Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves


  • Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375420528

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Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves Excerpt :

A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Leaving the Atocha Station Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Leaving the Atocha Station


  • Author : Ben Lerner
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847086907

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Leaving the Atocha Station Excerpt :

Adam Gordon is a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his attitude towards art. Fuelled by strong coffee and self-prescribed tranquillizers, Adam's 'research' soon becomes a meditation on the possibility of authenticity, as he finds himself increasingly troubled by the uncrossable distance between himself and the world around him. It's not just his imperfect grasp of Spanish, but the underlying suspicion that his relationships, his reactions, and his entire personality are just as fraudulent as his poetry.

Mad Honey Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Mad Honey


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1984818384

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Mad Honey Excerpt :

"Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life-living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher-was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father's beekeeping business. Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start. And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can't help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can she trust him completely . . . Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn't acknowledge the flashes of his father's temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he's hidden more than he's shared with her"--

Leaving Isn t the Hardest Thing Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Leaving Isn t the Hardest Thing


  • Author : Lauren Hough
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593080771

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Leaving Isn t the Hardest Thing Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A memoir in essays about so many things—growing up in an abusive cult, coming of age as a lesbian in the military, forced out by homophobia, living on the margins as a working class woman and what it’s like to grow into the person you are meant to be. Hough’s writing will break your heart." —Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist Searing and extremely personal essays, shot through with the darkest elements America can manifest, while discovering light and humor in unexpected corners. As an adult, Lauren Hough has had many identities: an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club. As a child, however, she had none. Growing up as a member of the infamous cult The Children of God, Hough had her own self robbed from her. The cult took her all over the globe--to Germany, Japan, Texas, Chile—but it wasn't until she finally left for good that Lauren understood she could have a life beyond "The Family." Along the way, she's loaded up her car and started over, trading one life for the next. She's taken pilgrimages to the sights of her youth, been kept in solitary confinement, dated a lot of women, dabbled in drugs, and eventually found herself as what she always wanted to be: a writer. Here, as she sweeps through the underbelly of America—relying on friends, family, and strangers alike—she begins to excavate a new identity even as her past continues to trail her and color her world, relationships, and perceptions of self. At once razor-sharp, profoundly brave, and often very, very funny, the essays in Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing interrogate our notions of ecstasy, queerness, and what it means to live freely. Each piece is a reckoning: of survival, identity, and how to reclaim one's past when carving out a future. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Leaving Time Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Leaving Time


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743317211

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Leaving Time Excerpt :

The gripping story of a daughter searching for her missing mother - one of Jodi Picoult's most powerful and affecting novels yet.

Even After All This Time Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Even After All This Time


  • Author : Afschineh Latifi
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2006-03-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0060745347

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Even After All This Time Excerpt :

At the age of ten, a young Iranian girl witnesses the horror of her father's execution and escapes the revolution with her sister. Growing up in Tehran in the 1970s, Afschineh Latifi and her sister and two brothers enjoyed a life of luxury and privilege. Their father, a self–made man, had worked his way up from nothing to become a colonel in the Shah's army, and their mother, a woman of equally modest roots, had made a career for herself as a respected schoolteacher. But in February, 1979, Colonel Latifi was arrested by members of the newly installed Khomeini regime, and publicly pilloried as an "Enemy of God." Some months later, after having been shunted from one prison cell to another, and without benefit of a legitimate trial, Colonel Latifi was summarily executed. Fearing for the safety of her children, Mrs. Latifi made a wrenching decision: to send her daughters, ages ten and eleven, to the west, splitting up the family until they could safely reunite. Out on their own, Afschineh and her sister, Afsaneh, were forced to become strong young women before they'd even had a childhood. Even After All This Time is a story of hope and heartache, a story of a family torn apart for six harrowing years, and finally coming together to rebuild in America. In the richly evocative tradition of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran, this is a story of a family that had the courage to dream impossible dreams and to make them come true against impossible odds.

Brexit Time Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Brexit Time


  • Author : Kenneth A. Armstrong
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108415378

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Brexit Time Excerpt :

This book takes, as its end point, the triggering of Article 50.

Leave the World Behind Book
Score: 3.5
From 48 Ratings

Leave the World Behind


  • Author : Rumaan Alam
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062667656

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Leave the World Behind Excerpt :

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * EW.com * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Malibu Rising Book
Score: 3.5
From 35 Ratings

Malibu Rising


  • Author : Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692212

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Malibu Rising Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER Malibu 1983. Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of one night, each of their lives will be changed forever in this propulsive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. Malibu is buzzing with anticipation for Nina Riva's annual party. Everyone wants to be in the company of the famous Rivas: Nina, the surfer and model; her brothers, Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other his renowned photographer; and Kit, the adored baby of the family. As if that picture-perfect family isn't enough, their father is Mick Riva, the legendary singer. By morning, the Riva mansion will have burned to the ground. And no one will know how the fire started. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play and the loves and secret yearnings that shaped this family across generations will all come bubbling to the surface to make for a night no one will ever forget. This is a story about family: about what you choose to keep from the people who made you, and what you must leave behind.

Leaving Berlin Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Leaving Berlin


  • Author : Joseph Kanon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476704661

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Leaving Berlin Excerpt :

New York Times Notable Book * Named one of NPR and Wall Street Journal's Best Books of the Year * The acclaimed author of The Good German “deftly captures the ambience” (The New York Times Book Review) of postwar East Berlin in his “thought-provoking, pulse-pounding” (Wall Street Journal) New York Times bestseller—a sweeping spy thriller about a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation. Berlin, 1948. Almost four years after the war’s end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the West, a defiant, blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies; in the East, the heady early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the murky compromises of the Cold War. Espionage, like the black market, is a fact of life. Even culture has become a battleground, with German intellectuals being lured back from exile to add credibility to the competing sectors. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling CIA: he will earn his way back to America by acting as their agent in his native Berlin. But almost from the start things go fatally wrong. A kidnapping misfires, an East German agent is killed, and Alex finds himself a wanted man. Worse, he discovers his real assignment—to spy on the woman he left behind, the only woman he has ever loved. Changing sides in Berlin is as easy as crossing a sector border. But where do we draw the lines of our moral boundaries? At betrayal? Survival? Murder? Joseph Kanon’s compelling thriller is a love story that brilliantly brings a shadowy period of history vividly to life.

Harvesting the Heart Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

Harvesting the Heart


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1995-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101042441

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Harvesting the Heart Excerpt :

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Small Great Things and My Sister's Keeper, a novel exploring the story of a young woman overcome by the demands of having a family. Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her at five years old. Now, having left her father behind in Chicago for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, she finds herself with a child of her own. But her mother's absence and shameful memories of her past force her to doubt whether she could ever be capable of bringing joy and meaning into the life of her child, gifts her own mother never gave. Harvesting the Heart is written with astonishing clarity and evocative detail, convincing in its depiction of emotional pain, love, and vulnerability, and recalls the writing of Alice Hoffman and Kristin Hannah. Out of Paige's struggle to find wholeness, Jodi Picoult crafts an absorbing novel peopled by richly drawn characters, and explores motherhood with a power and depth only she is capable of. “A brilliant, moving examination of motherhood, brimming with detail and emotion.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Jodi Picoult explores the fragile ground of ambivalent motherhood in her lush second novel. This story belongs to… the lucky reader.” —The New York Times Book Review