I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING Larger Than Life and highly recommend this novella to other readers. I happen to absolutely L-O-V-E elephants and I enjoyed that elephants were prominently featured in Larger Than Life's storyline.
The writing is exquisite in Larger Than Life! I enjoyed the story, characters, and plot development immensely... Jodi Picoult has a wonderful way of telling a story and weaving in details that keeps the reader captivated from start to finish.
The following is the plot summary for Larger Than Life from Amazon's website:
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice 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.I am giving Larger Than Life a rating of nine stars out of ten stars!
I now look forward to reading Jodi Picoult's novel Leaving Time as it will feature the main character of Alice from Larger Than Life once again!
Until my next post, happy reading!!