8/8 Bonus Free Friday: Larger Than Life

August 8, 2014: Today’s BONUS Free Friday is LARGER THAN LIFE — Jodi Picoult’s gripping and beautifully written novella set in the wilds of Africa where a researcher is studying the memory in elephants. 


From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.

Alice, a researcher studying memory in elephants, is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf — the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat — while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love.


  • Karen Brayton

    I would like to purchase the free e-book

    • Cathy Kowerko Victor

      Click on the book title then click on download.

  • Graceahp

    Clicking on the title of the book brings me right back to this page – no Download button. Do I need to do this from my Nook for it to work properly?

    • Graceahp

      Ah – needed to click the title of the book in the paragraph “Today’s BONUS Free Friday is:”

  • carolyn3

    Finally, a free Friday book I really look forward to reading! Thank You, B&N.