The Book of Two Ways - Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 655 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a “powerful” (The Washington Post) novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE

Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: Prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, in which she helps ease the transition between life and death for her clients.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.

After the crash landing, the airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways—the first known map of the afterlife.

As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices . . . or do our choices make us? And who would you be if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now?

Reviews

  • Wow

    5
    By m$sper
    Loved it! Made me feel so many emotions at the same time!
  • Too long

    1
    By Kovydog
    I actually stopped reading it which I never do. Too much Egypt, too much physics, too long to get the reason she went back, too long, too long.
  • Disappointed

    3
    By tibberdoe
    Disappointed with the ending
  • Spellbinding

    5
    By Calico Lady
    I loved this book! I found the story fascinating the way the characters were interwoven with the historical perspective of Ancient Egypt. The research for this novel must have been immense. Jodi Picault’s stories always make me think about certain topics in an entirely new way. Some readers did not like the ending. I feel that the characters were so well developed that the reader instinctively knows what will happen next.
  • Book of Two Ways

    5
    By Bilingue Stef
    I loved this book! And I’ve read them all. There were parts that I thought might have been a little contrived, but she’s the author and she gets to do that. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. Kudos, Jodi, you did it again. This book definitely pulled at heart strings.
  • Wonderful read

    5
    By Marti127
    Heartwarming and honest. Could not put it down.
  • The Book of Two Ways.

    5
    By Seabrooklr9
    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I read it in a day! I couldn’t put it down! I laughed and I cried! I even learned some things about marriage that surprised and comforted me. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!
  • The Book Of Two Ways

    1
    By Daytime ops
    Painstaking reading. literally skipped about 200 pages and landed on the same words and same material. i appreciate her research but she ran out of a story. The ending was the tell tale of how she ran out of ideas. Not her best for sure
  • A boring textbook type book with no ending

    2
    By Licoddi
    How can I drag through 400 pages of a story that reads like a textbook? Because I wanted to see how the main characters wind up and guess what? You don’t get to find out! Read this book of you like reading pages about quantum mechanics, ancient Egyptians, and being hella disappointed that there is zero resolution
  • Two Paths, No Resolution

    4
    By AMSReader
    Loved the entire story, but the end..... 😫 After all the reader goes through on this emotional roller coaster, it’s not a fair ending.