Larger Than Life
By Jodi Picoult
A beautifully written novella introducing Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated novel LEAVING TIME.
From Jodi Picoult, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister's Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the centre of Picoult's much anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
Alice is a researcher studying memory in elephants, and is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf - the mother's powerful protective instincts and her newborn's unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat, as long as she obeys one important rule: she must only observe and never interfere.
Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Alice will risk her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent's love.
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04 Aug 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton
Impossible to put down — Observer
Picoult's pitch and pace are masterly and hardly conducive to a good night's sleep — Financial Times
This is Picoult's greatest strength: her ability to inhabit other people's feelings, relishing the bits that are complex and contradictory . . . she is a master of her craft. — Sunday Telegraph
The first person accounts about what happened in the Holocaust are absolutely harrowing . . . there are descriptive passages that make you catch your breath — Sunday Express on THE STORYTELLER
If you think you know Jodi Picoult, her latest novel will make you think again . . . a powerful and unexpected climax — Good Housekeeping on THE STORYTELLER