Leaving Home: Short Pieces

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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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Overview

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.

“It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong.” - The Washington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455831500
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 648,202
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is the author of sixteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Change of Heart and Nineteen Minutes. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
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    1. Hometown:
      Hanover, New Hampshire
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 19, 1966
    2. Place of Birth:
      Nesconset, Long Island, NY
    1. Education:
      A.B. in Creative Writing, Princeton University; M.A. in Education, Harvard University
    2. Website:

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

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    Leaving Home by Jodi Picoult
    3 stories about how others leave home.
    One is a letter to her son as he leaves for college. It starts out
    at a hurricane in the 90's when she delivers him early and about
    different things in their life as he grows up.

    Another is a story about a little girl who dies from an illness.
    They talk about her past and her funeral service and how the mother
    is the last to see her as she was the first to see her when she was
    born. She leaves her with a stuffed animal and a book called 'good
    night moon' which is an excellent bedtime story that I had bought and
    read via the computer to my grandson. Heartwretching to watch them
    as they go through with getting on with their lives after their loss.

    Weights and Measures: The third story is about how the mother one
    day leaves home with everything intact. She's left to go on vacation
    as the others in the house can make do with things themselves.
    The teenage girl takes over with meals for everybody. The father
    tells them of her leaving once before for months. The teenage daughter
    travels to where she is to find out why she doesn't want to go home
    yet.

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