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The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities By Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities by Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult's new bestseller explores life, death, and misssed opportunities.

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities Summary

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities by Jodi Picoult

Order Jodi Picoult's stunning new novel about life, death, and missed opportunities.

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


'A writer the world should be reading right now.' Independent

Who would you be, if you hadn't turned out to be the person you are now?

Dawn is a death doula, and spends her life helping people make the final transition peacefully.

But when the plane she's on plummets, she finds herself thinking not of the perfect life she has, but the life she was forced to abandon fifteen years ago - when she left behind a career in Egyptology, and a man she loved.

Against the odds, she survives, and the airline offers her a ticket to wherever she needs to get to - but the answer to that question suddenly seems uncertain.

As the path of her life forks in two very different directions, Dawn must confront questions she's never truly asked: what does a well-lived life look like? What do we leave behind when we go? And do we make our choices, or do our choices make us?

Two possible futures. One impossible choice.

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'It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes.' Financial Times

'A matchless talent for hitting emotional notes.' Irish Times

'A wise, cerebral, propulsive adventure . . . eruditely spans the worlds of Egyptology, university physics and end-of-life care, while never losing sight of its high-stakes human story . . . a captivatingly immersive, multilayered, painstakingly researched and impressively realised exploration of deeply human geographies.' The Sunday Times

'This complex, time-shifting romance combines moral hazard with Wuthering Heights echoes and degree-level Egyptology. And there aren't many books you can say that about.' Daily Mail

The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities Reviews

A writer the world should be reading right now * Independent *
It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes * Financial Times *
A wise, cerebral, propulsive adventure . . . It eruditely spans the worlds of Egyptology, university physics and end-of-life care, while never losing sight of its high-stakes human story... a captivatingly immersive, multilayered, painstakingly researched and impressively realised exploration of deeply human geographies -- Patricia Nicol * Sunday Times *
Ambitious * The Times *
This complex, time-shifting romance combines moral hazard with Wuthering Heights echoes and degree-level Egyptology. And there aren't many books you can say that about. -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail *
The pull of the well-drawn characters and powerful themes of regret and love make this head-spinning story a compelling read * Sunday Mirror *
Literary powerhouse Jodi Picoult writes novels that make you think and her latest is no exception * Sunday Express *
This brilliant Sliding Doors-style novel will really get you thinking * Sun, Fabulous Magazine *
Riveting * Hello *
A consummate storyteller * Saga *
A thrilling adventure ... one that will lead readers to both learn a lot and also ask themselves key questions about how to create happy lives for themselves * Associated Press *
Similar to Alice Hoffman's depiction of complex family ties, Picoult's latest stretches the importance of recognizing our bonds to those we love. Highly recommended for open-minded readers. * Library Journal, starred review *
The Book of Two Ways is a return for Picoult to the themes of her earliest books -motherhood, complicated romantic love . . . Picoult, at this point in her career, could skilfully build tension in a broom closet, but the best part of this book is not the suspense; it's the look at the complexity of a woman as she enters middle age . . . [Picoult] always tells both sides of a story not with judgment, but with grace. * Washington Post *
Picoult's fans will appreciate this multifaceted, high concept work. * Publishers Weekly *
Picoult's fans will be more than ready for this puzzle of a novel . . .[they] will find heady themes to consider. * Booklist *
Powerful and compelling * VIP Magazine *
You're sure to be moved by the questions it poses about the meaning of life and death. Food for thought in these current crazy times * Heat *
If you've ever wondered if you could have lived another life, you'll like this * Sun *
Picoult's writing is insightful and richly descriptive * Press Association *
A stunning Sliding Doors-style novel about life, death, and missed opportunities * East Anglian Daily Times, Top 10 of 2020 *
How many of us have looked back on a decision that changed our lives and wondered: what if we had made a different choice? Picoult's novel The Book of Two Ways digs into this very question and the result is incredibly thought-provoking. Dawn Edelstein was once a young grad student working on a dig in Egypt, in love with a fellow Egyptologist, and getting ever closer to proving a radical new theory about ancient Egyptians' burial rituals for the road to the afterlife. Then a phone call from home changed everything. Fifteen years later, Dawn is married, with a teenage daughter, and working in Boston as a death doula, helping the dying prepare to leave this world in the best way possible. When Dawn has a near-death experience she is confronted with the question of whether the good life she has could have been a great one. Dawn doesn't just ponder the question-she returns to Egypt, and the man she once loved, to see if she can find the answer. Picoult incorporates fascinating details about Egyptology into her novel-the title comes from an ancient Egyptian tome of the same name-bringing history and a universal connection into the story. The Book of Two Ways is a provocative exploration into monumental questions: about the life we are living, who we want to be with when we die, and whether it's possible-and acceptable-to change our mind, return to the trailhead, and go another way. * Seira Wilson, Amazon Best Book of September 2020 *
Picoult always tells both sides of a story not with judgment, but with grace * Washington Post *

About Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.

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GOR010879949
9781473692404
1473692407
The Book of Two Ways: A stunning novel about life, death and missed opportunities by Jodi Picoult
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
2020-10-20
432
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