Leaving the World

Leaving the World

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Jane Howard is a professor in Boston, in love with a brilliant, erratic man named Theo, and she becomes pregnant. Motherhood turns out to be a great welcome surprise--but when a devastating turn of events tears her existence apart she has no choice but to flee all she knows and leave the world. Just when she has renounced life itself, the disappearance of a young girl pulls her back from the edge and into an obsessive search for some sort of personal redemption. Convinced that she knows more about the case than the police do, she is forced to make a decision--stay hidden or bring to light a shattering truth.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Paperback, 2010.
Edition: 1st Atria pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781439180785
Branch Call Number: FIC KENNEDY, DOUGLAS
Characteristics: 480 pages ; 23 cm


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May 21, 2014

This book took a while to grab me but when it did, I couldn't put it down. Well worth reading! For anyone who thinks they have problems and that life isn't fair, meet Jane Howard.

Sep 02, 2013

I had a really hard time getting into this book. I read til about page 100 and then returned it

ladydebv Mar 11, 2013

This is one of the best books I have read in a long time! Very realistic story of love and loss - what a person goes through, what they feel. anything but predictable, extrememely engrossing with plot turning and twisting to the very end of the book. Extremely rich, deep, thought provoking. I might compare it to Jodi Picoult or one of those authors who really makes you think about life. an amazing book and story!


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