Book review: Jodi Picoult’s ‘Leaving Time’

October 26, 2014 12:00 PM

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Book review: Jodi Picoult’s ‘Leaving Time’

The enigmatic elephant — a favorite of writers from Sara Gruen to Rudyard Kipling — has lumbered its way into best-selling author Jodi Picoult’s new novel, an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship and loss.

Leaving Time is set partially at a New England elephant sanctuary and in the savannas of Africa, where herds of wild elephants roam. When the novel opens, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf is searching for her mother, Alice, an elephant researcher, who disappeared 10 years earlier in the wake of a tragic ac...

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