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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jodi Picoult Narrator: Jodi Picoult Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/18/2014

    " I really liked this! Much more than I've liked the last few books from Jodi. I don't usually do books on tape (well, I guess they're on CDs now...), but this one is only available on CD or Kindle (grr). Anyways, it's three short pieces all dealing with the topic of "leaving". I really liked all three and I liked that they were read by the author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Betty | 2/11/2014

    " Great book to read when you have some down time, very fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherry | 1/14/2014

    " Looking for an emotional, raw read in under an hour. Picoult has just what you need. I felt every character- as they struggled to find meaning in what defines "home" and how that definition is created around others in our lives. Her first short captures, what I would assume is, those complex feelings parents have as their child leaves for college. Her second explores the natural wax and wane of relationships as unexpected and unwanted happenings in life force us to assess what we really need in the moment. And lastly, her third reminds us to lose regrets, bath our loved ones with gratitude, and play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/3/2014

    " The problem I guess is not the book really because I am not the world's biggest fan of short story collections, however I gave this a go as I really like the author's work. One of the things I like about her books is the confrontation and consideration of difficult and interesting subjects. For one thing I appreciate the chance to ponder these things as she throws them into my path and she certainly did with this one. The middle story is not for anyone that has lost a child and was the sadest and hardest to read but worth it I think. It provides the main meat of the collection with the other two being somewhat lighter wieght. "

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