Emmanuelle Choussy

Random House and Good Housekeeping hosted an exclusive event with #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jodi Picoult, on Wednesday, August 6 in Washington D.C. in celebration of her highly anticipated fall novel Leaving Time

Guests enjoyed a Girls Night Out filled with live music, wine, dinner, desserts inspired by Good Housekeeping's best recipes, and an assortment of Jodi's favorite things (including a chocolate tasting!). Good Housekeeping's Editor in Chief Jane Francisco joined Jodi for this summer evening of literary conversation and fun.




Each $95 ticket included:

  • Buffet Dinner and La Crema Wine
  • Jodi's fall novel LEAVING TIME - before it's on sale in October
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Good Housekeeping Dessert Bar
  • Live Music
  • Random House Canvas Tote Bag
  • Special Gift from Talbots
  • Book Signing with Jodi Picoult 
  • Meet & Greet with Good Housekeeping's Editor in Chief Jane Francisco
  • Fall Fashion Preview, Curated by Good Housekeeping and Talbots
  • And much more!

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Jodi Picoult is the acclaimed bestselling author of twenty-one novels, seven of which have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Her works have been translated into thirty-four languages in thirty-five countries, and four have been made into television movies. In 2009, New Line Cinema released My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz as a major motion picture. Her newest novel, LEAVING TIME will be published on October 14, 2014. 

Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Tim. They have three children.

Adam Bouska

Adam Bouska


Deeply moving and suspenseful, LEAVING TIME is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Alice Metcalf, a devoted mother and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants, disappears, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. A decade later, Alice’s now thirteen-year-old daughter, Jenna, refuses to believe her mother chose to desert her, enlisting Serenity Jones and Virgil Stanhope to help her—a disgraced psychic, and the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives.