But to study monkeys? Nah, I wouldn't have accepted that either. A truly heartbreaking, lovely little story that gave me quite an education on elephants. Set in Botswana, Alice is a scientist, a naturalist, studying the local elephant population, which is dwindling once again due to the slaughter for ivory that has reached epic proportions. She ends up taking a newborn, orphaned and starving in her grief for her mother, back to camp with her to nurse back to health.
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So much to love in these 50 some pages. Aug 13, Tania rated it liked it Shelves: fiction. A quick easy read. If you enjoyed Lone Wolf , you will like this prequel. Loads of interesting facts on elephants. View all 6 comments. Oct 11, Kate rated it liked it.
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Cant wait to read leaving time, loved the short stories. Thsnks Jodi. Oct 22, Kathy rated it really liked it. Alice Metcalf is a naturalist and has saved an elephant calf that has survived a massacre. This is a really well researched ebook and I really enjoyed this teaser took me about an hour and a half to read , and was happy I saved it until Leaving Time was released — so ready now to dive on in! Aug 26, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: short-stories.
I love Jodi Picoult. But this story truly stands out. Set in Africa with multiple references to South Africa, Setswana and nature conservation here, this book feels warm and familiar. O, and Lesego rocks! May 23, Jenny rated it really liked it.
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Another excellent novella by Jodi Picoult. Now I will have to read Leaving Time. I enjoyed the main story, but thought it ended somewhat abruptly. The ending was very unsatisfactory, and did not inspire me to read the next book.
Dec 22, Aishling Murphy rated it it was amazing. Another super read from Jodi Picoult. I read this short story as I to find Elephants very interesting.
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Shocking to see them pouched for the ivory tusks. This story is about Alice who working in south Africa on an reserve comes across a number of dead Elephants killed by poachers.. Mar 20, Lisa Spray rated it it was amazing. Love the audio version for this! This is a short story that goes along with the book "Leaving Time". Aug 09, Eman rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Animal lovers, elephant lovers, and sensitive hearts. Shelves: contemporary-authors.
Very well and smoothly written with a proper use of flashbacks. The writer takes us in a journey to Botswana, South Africa. A strong bond builds up between Alice and the elephant calf, which will be named Lesego later on by Neo who is Alice's main squeeze. Yes, love will be in the air. I have a soft spot for animals. Not ashamed to admit that I shed some tears in two certain occasions. How can a book this short hold so much emotion? Read it and if you're so sensitive like me, you will end up tearing, too. Dec 23, Courtnie rated it liked it Shelves: reviewed , kindle , short-story , The writing was nice.
In a color? This was my first Picoult, and judging from her reviews, blurbs and subject matter, I feel like I can safely assume that all her work would be thus. I don't know. I can see myself reading one of her books if the mood strikes me Jun 26, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: library-love-challenge , i-spy-challenge-list.
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This short novella acts as a prequel to Jodi's next novel, Leaving Time. In this story we are introduced to Alice, a scientist currently living in Botswana, studying elephants. After stumbling upon a tragic scene, Alice must make a split-second decision that may jeopardize her career. It's a bittersweet story with tons of details and facts about elephants. Reading this short story definitely interests me in the full size book!
View 1 comment. Aug 02, Wendy rated it it was amazing. Larger Than Life This was a wonderful short story. I'm happy that I already have the book "Leaving Time" which this short story was written to go with. I cried reading this so I can only imagine the tears I'm probably going to shed reading "Leaving Time".
I'm very pleased that this short was so good because I definitely didn't like her last book or two as much as I usually do. Oct 28, Miamona rated it it was amazing. Here's my theory on Jodi Picoult. It takes five sentences for her to give me the feeling I am reading a whole novel with characters I already know and love.
I don't know how she does this but it is just extraordinary! Can't wait to read Leaving Time!
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Or her shopping list. Or anything. And everything! Aug 07, PuPilla rated it it was amazing Shelves: in-english , favourite-books , Just a snippet from a lifetime, and yet, a whole story in itself. Thank you, Jodi Picoult, for this extraordinary tale on elephants - I fell in love with them instantly - and for letting your usual thought-provoking self free even in such a small piece of writing.
Sep 14, Husna Musa rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed reading this little prequel, that I hadn't know its existence before I finished reading Leaving Time.
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Surprisingly, even by not reading them in sequence because I read Leaving Time first , I found this novella a great and beautiful piece that had led me to love Leaving Time even more. Larger Than Life is a short-but-full-of-emotion kind of novella, which introduces the reader to the background and earlier life of Alice, who is actually the main character in Leaving Time. I cried twice wh I enjoyed reading this little prequel, that I hadn't know its existence before I finished reading Leaving Time.
I cried twice while reading this 78 pages of prequel.
Really, truly fascinating. Loved it. Apr 04, Maya Shumowsky rated it it was amazing. This novella is a very quick read and it introduces us to the character Alice Metcalf who is the main character in Jodi Picoult's novel Leaving Time.