• Leaving Home

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Jodi Picoult
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-10-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 3 out of 5 stars 2.8 (4 ratings)

Summary

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.
©2010 Jodi Picoult (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance." (Stephen King)
"Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling." (Book Review, AP news wire)
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3 out of 5 stars
By lauren on 02-11-17

Left me wanting

Personally I didn't really connect with this collection of stories. I enjoyed the letter most. Weight and measures I didn't really understand at all ! I felt like I had missed something early on when they were growing/shrinking?? I thought the ritz didn't meet its potential as an insightful peace to a mothers life. Too obvious to really enjoy

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1 out of 5 stars
By tricia casson on 06-07-17

Not an interesting story

The story Did not come up to expectations and was boring to listen to ...... This is surprising for me as I have read a lot of jodi,s books ...... Do not buy this one

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