Larger Than Life (Novella) by Jodi Picoult

Larger Than Life (Novella)

byJodi Picoult

Kobo ebook | August 4, 2014

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From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice 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—while following an 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. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult
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“Picoult is a skilled wordsmith, and she beautifully creates situations that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us.”***—The Boston Globe***
“Picoult is a rare writer who delivers book after book, a winning combination of the literary and the commercial.”***—Entertainment Weekly***
“Jodi Picoult’s novels do not gather dust on the bedside table. They are gobbled up quickly and the readers want more.”***—Los Angeles Times***

Title:Larger Than Life (Novella)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 4, 2014Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553392107

ISBN - 13:9780553392104

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting First read of this author. Interesting knowledge of elephants... Liked the relationship between Alice and her mom and how her mom encouraged Alice to be better. However, how daughters misunderstand mothers and their intentions.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little book I enjoyed this easy to read nivella, and wanted to continue the story once it was done. Make sure to read Leaving Time. Great continuation....
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Larger Than Life indeed... A storyteller par excellence! Love Jodi's work always. Her depiction of the elephants in this story and the human intertwining captures & holds us from page 1
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Can't wait for Leaving Time!
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Larger than life So sad. I did not see the ending coming at all. A very good read though.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Larger Than Life Some beautiful phrases and a great conservation message. I liked the elephant research and information
Date published: 2014-08-11