Leaving Time (fiction)

by Jodi Picoult, international bestselling author - the gripping story of a daughter searching for her missing mother - and one of her most powerful and affecting novels yet. 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.
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All signs point to abandonment...or worse. Still Jenna--now 13 years old and truly orphand by a father maddened by grief--steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother's desertion. So she decides to aproach the 2 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 strange, possibly linked death of 1 of her mother's co-workers. Together these 3 lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. Deeply moving and suspenseful, Jodi Picoult's first novel with Random House Canada is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters.

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