{Alternative Free Fridays} LARGER THAN LIFE by Jodi Picoult (Through 8/9 ONLY!) and LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult

Not interested in the weekly Free Fridays title offered by Barnes and Noble?
I'm usually not, either!

I thought about it and realized just how many free e-books I've found and downloaded onto my nook. I decided to start sharing some freebies with you!

No matter your e-reader, no matter if you get the official weekly book or not,  I hope you enjoy my alternatives!

If you saw my list last week of the Top Ten Authors Whose Books I Own The Most From, you already know that Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors.

No, really. Here's my Jodi Picoult shelf. I have things a lot of Picoult fans haven't even heard of, like songbooks and comic books and anthologies with short stories...

I've been following her through her emailed newsletters for years, ever since she was writing THE TENTH CIRCLE (Maybe earlier). I've always loved seeing sneak peeks and samples at upcoming works, though she doesn't have as many as she's become more popular and had to be more secretive.

This year for the first time, Picoult's novel is coming out in the fall rather than early in the year. To appease fans waiting an extra half a year for a new book, she's published a couple of novellas this year that will tie in with her upcoming novel LEAVING TIME (Which will have ELEPHANTS. She researched with ELEPHANTS and shared pictures of herself with them in the newsletter!!!)

Her newest novella, LARGER THAN LIFE, just came out, and it's free this week only! The price goes up to $1.99 on Sunday, so grab it now while you can! The first novella published this year, WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, seems to be perpetually free.

Here are today's freebies:

Author: Jodi Picoult

Available FOR FREE from:
Amazon | Barnes& Noble | Kobo 

* This title is 99¢ on Amazon Kindle and isn't available on KOBO


From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE STORYTELLER and MY SISTER'S KEEPER, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. 

Set in the wilds of Africa, LARGER THAN LIFE introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, LEAVING TIME.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.


Author:Jodi Picoult

Available FOR FREE from:


Bestselling author Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller, who “writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships” (The Boston Globe). Now, in this original short story, available exclusively as an eBook, Picoult introduces Serenity Jones, one of the fascinating characters from her eagerly awaited new novel, LEAVING TIME.

Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.