Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new novel, she’s delivered her most affecting work yet —a book unlike anything she’s written before.
#1 LEAVING TIME debuts as #1 NYT bestseller!
Jodi’s new novel, Leaving Time, was released in the US, Canada, and Australia October 14, 2014, and in the UK on 4th November. 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf is searching for her mother, Alice, an elephant researcher, who disappeared 10 years earlier after a tragic accident at their sanctuary for former circus/zoo elephants. Leaving Time explores the mother-daughter relationship and the idea that those we can't forget are never truly gone. …more
Best-selling, reliably entertaining, and thought-provoking Picoult's newest multifaceted novel is redolent with elephant lore that explores the animals' behavior when faced with death and grief, and combines a poignant tale of human loss with a perplexing crime story that delivers a powerhouse ending.
Readers can usually count on blockbuster novelist Jodi Picoult for two things. First is a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core that will keep readers enthusiastically turning the page. Second is impressive insight into any number of topical issues. From donor children and terminal illness to teen suicide and social issues like class and race, Picoult does her homework, and her main themes are thoroughly researched and engrossingly presented. With this new novel, “Leaving Time,” her fans will not be disappointed.
Please join me at one of my upcoming events. xoxo —Jodi
Can't wait to see many of you when I tour for Off The Page in the spring… stay tuned!
I completed this tour in South Africa in January, and had a blast with my fans...and elephants too! A huge THANK YOU to all of my South African, US, UK, and Canadian fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour!
Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life eShort introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of 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. …more
Where There's Smoke introduces Serenity Jones, one of the three narrators in LEAVING TIME. Even as a child, Serenity knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. …more
Check out The Color War —a moving short story about the summer that changed a boy’s life forever. This coming of age story reveals an America where the lines between black and white, rich and poor, and insider and outsider too often divide minds and hearts and separate a child from his own sense of promise. …more
It is estimated that there are 40 million books by Jodi Picoult in print —in 35 countries. Wondering what makes Jodi such a prolific, bestselling author? Learn more about Jodi and read her latest answers to frequently asked questions.
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‘Picoult is a master in dissecting and describing the tangle of family relationships and the counterbalance of love.’
— Tampa Tribune
Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999), Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister's Keeper (2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006), Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008), Handle With Care (2009), House Rules (2010), and Sing You Home (2011), Lone Wolf (2012) and the YA novel Between The Lines (2012) co-written with my daughter Samantha van Leer, and The Storyteller (2013) My most recent novel, Leaving Time, was released in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia in the fall of 2014. I've teamed up with my daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, on our second (YA) novel, Off The Page; it will be released May 19, 2015.