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by Picoult, Jodi

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TitleLeaving home
Author / Responsible partyPicoult, Jodi
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Parent and child -- Fiction. Children -- Death -- Fiction. College students -- Family relationships -- United States. Motherhood -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


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.

Additional Information

System control numberE13338
Original Print PublisherLaura Gross Literary Agency, Newton, MA., 2011.
Narrator NameJodi Picoult.
Participant or performer noteJodi Picoult.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator