Viewing Entry - Leaving home (S13338) by Picoult, Jodi
Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 1 hours 26 minutes
Author / Responsible party
Domestic fiction. Parent and child -- Fiction. Children -- Death -- Fiction. College students -- Family relationships -- United States. Motherhood -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
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Leaving Home brings together three, previously published short pieces, each dealing with a variation on the theme of leaving home. The first, "Weights and Measures," deals with the tragic loss of a child; the second is a non-fiction letter Picoult wrote to her eldest son as he left for college; and, "Ritz" tells the story of a mother who takes the vacation all mothers need sometime. Jodi Picoult has the remarkable ability to portray an event's key moments and feelings in a potent narration that tugs at the heartstrings. Leaving Home's three emotionally charged stories deal with a gamut of pain, regret, unconditional love, memory, motherhood, and friendship that the author renders almost palpably.