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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Patty Pick for 1/8/15 is "leaving time" by Jodi Picoult

Jodi PIcoult has written another amazing book! When you finish "leaving time" you will know more about elephants that you could ever imagine. I did not know that elephants were so fascinating. After finishing the book, I immediately looked up the information on the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee,, and checked out the live elephant cams. Please do the same after you finish this book, Jodi Picoult really brings the elephants and characters to life for us. I did not realize so many of the fascinating elephant facts that Jodi Picoult shares with us. 
The main character, Jenna, is searching for her mother. Alice disappeared 10 years earlier  
when Jenna was a three-year-old toddler. A terrible accident at the elephant sanctuary that her parents run has lead to the death of one of the workers. Jenna's mother, Alice, is found with a head injury and taken to the hospital. Before she can be questioned she disappeared and has not been seen since.
Jenna's father, Thomas, is in a psychiatric hospital and can offer no clues to what happened that fateful night. Jenna hires a disgraced psychic, Serenity, and an alcoholic private investigator, Virgil ,to help her find her mom. As they work togther to follow the clues, the events of that night become more clear. This is a book you will want to read every word as quickly as possible but you do not want to end! You will need to read it for yourself to find out if Jenna finds her mother.