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Leaving Time

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Leaving Time

The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author's 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. All signs point to abandonment…or worse. Still Jenna --- now 13 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. Deeply moving and suspenseful, LEAVING TIME is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters.

Leaving Time
by Jodi Picoult