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Viewing Entry - Leaving time (E13339)
by Picoult, Jodi

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TitleLeaving time
Author / Responsible partyPicoult, Jodi
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Mothers and daughters -- Fiction. Women scientists -- Fiction. Missing persons -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


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 she was abandoned, 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: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d 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 realise 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 mesmerising finish.

Additional Information

System control numberE13339
Original Print PublisherCrows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Narrator NameAbigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, Mark Deakins and Rebecca Lowman.
Participant or performer noteAbigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, Mark Deakins and Rebecca Lowman.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators