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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

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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  • lauren
  • 11-02-17

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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  • tricia casson
  • 07-06-17

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