My Waiting on Wednesday is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult has been one of my favourite authors for years, and when asked who my favourite authors are, she is always first.. She is an auto-buy, and I push her books on everyone I know. Even if they didn't ask for a recommendation. My first Picoult book was My Sisters Keeper (well before the movie came out), and then I quickly devoured The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, and every other book I could get my hands on. I have even made my mom read a lot of her books, and she has loved them all, too.
Her newest, Leaving Time, comes out October 14th, and you have no idea how excited I am for this book! To keep you excited and wanting more, Picoult has released two short stories involving Leaving Time characters. Where There's Smoke and Larger Than Life are both available now as e-books.
For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.
Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers.
As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
Sounds so intriguing, right?! Are you a Jodi Picoult fan?