Leaving Home: Short Pieces
Date: October 2011
Duration: 1 hours 26 minutes
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 nonfiction 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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