Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MEETING JODI PICOULT! LEAVING TIME PREVIEW AND DOUBLE BOOK GIVEAWAY

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LEAVING TIME
BY JODI PICOULT
An Double Picoult Giveaway
Your Choice: Audio Book or Hardback

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Throughout her blockbuster career, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in her highly anticipated new book, she has delivered her most affecting novel yet—and one unlike anything she’s written before.

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 that she would be abandoned as a young child, 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. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons—only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who 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 realize 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 mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-two novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Between the Lines, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

MEETING JODI PICOULT:
How thrilling to meet one of my idols last night...author Jodi Picoult! She was in Dallas to talk about her new book, LEAVING TIME. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the reception prior to her speech and so not only got a signed copy of LEAVING TIME, but also had a chance to personally meet her and have my picture taken with her.

The auditorium where she spoke was standing room only and her presentation was just enchanting. Hearing how she writes and answering questions from the audience gave me such a better picture of how this gifted author comes up with her books. As she spoke about the elephant research she had done for LEAVING TIME, one couldn't help but be entranced by it all. When you read the book, you will understand even more about this part. I also learned how she knows what the beginning of her book, as well as the ending of the book, will be when she starts writing; but not what is in between. Rather, the characters that she develops guide her through the rest of the narrative! What an amazing talent...and revelation that was to me! So I hope you will watch for my review coming later this week and comment on it as well as commenting below to add to your chances to win copies of LEAVING TIME as well as her novella LARGER THAN LIFE. Be sure and go comment on the LARGER THAN LIFE review HERE so that you can also have those comments count...the more comments, the better your chance of winning.

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AT RANDOM HOUSE
I HAVE ONE COPY OF JODI PICOULT'S NEW
BEST SELLING BOOK, OR AUDIO BOOK, 
LEAVING TIME (Choose the format you want)
TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER 
ALONG WITH A COPY OF LARGER THAN LIFE
 
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--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
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COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

 
HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A COPY OF LEAVING TIME; PLEASE TELL WHETHER YOU WISH TO WIN A COPY OF THE AUDIO BOOK OR THE REGULAR BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK BELOW THAT I CAN FOLLOW TO READ WHAT YOU WROTE

+1 MORE ENTRY: WHAT QUESTION WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO ASK JODI PICOULT IF YOU HAD BEEN AT HER PRESENTATION THAT I ATTENDED?

+1 MORE ENTRY: NAME ONE JODI PICOULT BOOK YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ, OR THAT YOU HAVE READ AND WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO OTHERS

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED ON MY BLOG. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY FOR EACH TO RECEIVE MORE ENTRIES 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 21!

164 comments:

Theresa N. said...

It sounds like a great mystery and I'm wondering if she finds anything online about her mother.
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This sounds like an intriguing mystery. I want to find out if the psychic or the detective can help her find her mother. Thanks for the giveaway.
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I read My Sister's Keeper and really liked it.
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I would like to ask Jodi Picoult if any of her friends or family find themselves in her book characters.
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Mippy Foofalina said...

I am interested to read or hear what happens in Jenna's search.
I'd prefer the Audiobook, please.
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I would want to ask Jodi something mundane,like Do you snack while you write and if so what's your favorite snack to munch on while you write?

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Mippy Foofalina said...

I would love to read 'My Sister's Keeper.' I have a DVD that I'm guessing is along the same lines...idk maybe not(haven't watched it yet) but the book is aaaalways better in my opinion. I'd love to read that story.
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bermudaonion said...

I would recommend CHANGE OF HEART to others.

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bermudaonion said...

My question for Picoult would be: What's it like to write a book with your daughter?

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bermudaonion said...

I'm so glad you got to meet her! She came here a few years ago and I agree, she is an enchanting speaker! Thanks for the giveaway - I'd prefer the book in print.

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Steve Capell said...

I love all mysteries and the best mysteries are those that keep you on the edge of your seat always guessing. Jodi Picoult is an author that knows how to keep you turning the pages so of course I am very interested. I would prefer the audio book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Carol N Wong said...

I have already read an ARC of Leaving Time so I am interested in a finished copy of it so that I could give it to my cousin. I would prefer the audio book too. I am also very interested in the prequel which I have not read.

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lag123 said...

I love every one of Jodis books! I would like a regular copy of this one.

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I read The Storyteller which was a different type of book for Jodi. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Carol N Wong said...

I love any book that I can find about elephants so I am curious as to why she chose elephant research over other kinds of animal research to highlight in her story? Was it the connected with mother-daughters? Grief?

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I would like to read The Storyteller which is about an ex SS Nazi, the Holocaust and a host of other connections.

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Nise' said...

I am very interested in the elephant storyline of this book. I would love to listen to the audio.
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I would ask Jodi how she balances writing with her busy family. What her writing routine is like.
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I want to read The Tenth Circle.
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I'm not surprised the reading was packed, she's so very popular! I am very intrigued about the science/elephant part of the book. Thanks for the chance to win both stories!
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Linda Kish said...

The story sounds wonderful. I'd like to find out what happened to Alice.
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The book I want to read is Leaving Time . I would and have recommended The Pact. The end is still vivid even though I read it years ago.
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