This Year’s Book!

The 2016 LONG ISLAND READS pick is…

Leaving Time

by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time

The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected 

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult!

Leaving Time is the story of a teen searching for her missing mother. Jenna was just a baby the night her mother disappeared from the Elephant Sanctuary where they lived. Now, ten years later, Jenna enlists the help of a disgraced psychic and disillusioned ex-cop in the hope of uncovering new evidence which may lead to her mother’s whereabouts. The mystery at the heart of the novel makes for a compelling read. However, it is the background research into elephant behavior which is the real strength of the novel.

Why Leaving Time?

♦ Jodi Picoult, a Nesconset, Long Island native, has written 23 best-selling novels.

♦ Leaving Time is a NYT best seller and was called “poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss” by The Washington Post.

♦ This title offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, including psychic phenomena, elephant behavior and conservation, the loss of a parent, and human/animal connections.

♦ This title will appeal to readers of all ages as well as fans of mysteries, animal stories, or women’s fiction.

♦ Leaving Time is available in hardcover, paperback, book on CD, large print and downloadable formats.

♦ Long Island Reads will honor Jodi in person at an award ceremony in April 2016.


Leaving Time Reader’s Guide!


Long Island Reads takes place annually throughout the month of April. Many Nassau and Suffolk County libraries feature Long Island Reads programs and book discussion during National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016).


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