The Book of Two Ways (Hardback)
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The Book of Two Ways (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 20/10/2020
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Waterstones Says

With her uncanny ability to provoke a profound emotional reaction in her readers, Picoult delivers another slice of brilliantly affecting storytelling with this story of a plane crash survivor at a crossroads in their life.

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

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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473692404
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 238 x 156 x 36 mm


MEDIA 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

Picoult always tells both sides of a story not with judgment, but with grace - Washington Post

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“Read more like a text book than fiction!”

I’d like to thank Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘The Book Of Two Ways’ by Jodi Picoult in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Dawn is a death doula helping people... More

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“interesting and thought-provoking.”

The Book of Two Ways is the twenty-fourth adult novel by award-winning, best-selling American author, Jodi Picoult. By some miraculous quirk of fate, Dawn Edelstein is one of a handful survivors of a plane crash.... More

Hardback edition
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GeorgiLvsBooks

“Contemporary.”

Death will come whether or not we are prepared. Of the one million three hundred thousand thoughts we have each day, precious few are about how to meet the challenge of death.”

This story broke me!!

It was very... More

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