The Book of Two Ways

Category: Book
By (author): Picoult, Jodi
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Sagas
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.23in x 5.49in x 0.94in
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From the #1 bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things, a riveting novel about the choices that change the course of our lives.

Dawn Edelstein is on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. As Dawn braces herself for impact, her thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years earlier.
Miraculously, Dawn survives the crash, but so do all the doubts she suddenly feels. Back in Boston, she has her husband and a daughter, and her work as a death doula who helps to 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 job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon. Now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the life choices she once made.
The sensible course is to fly home. The other option that occurs to her, though, is to travel 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 futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts she's kept buried. And then there are the questions she's never truly asked: What does a well-lived life look like? When we leave the 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 into the person you are right now?

"A thrilling adventure . . . With Picoult's stories, there is always something new to learn, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception. . . . A fun and interesting read, one that will lead readers to both learn a lot and also ask themselves key questions about how to create happy lives for themselves during the short time we have on earth." -Associated Press
"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 skillfully 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." -The Washington Post
"Jodi Picoult fans rejoice! . . . The Book of Two Ways is one story you won't be able to put down." -CNN
"Asking life or death questions in perfect Picoult fashion." -Parade
"[A] delightfully escapist, high-concept novel . . . The Book of Two Ways nearly spills over in its earnestness and emotion. . . . This is a book of big, burning questions such as what defines a great life." -BookTrib

"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
"Jodi Picoult knows how to write allll the feels, and The Book of Two Ways is no exception." -Cosmopolitan
"Unputdownable." -E! Online
"Riveting." -Womendotcom
"If you didn't already see Jodi's name and preorder this one, let us convince you." -Good Housekeeping
Biographical NoteJODI PICOULT is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-six novels, including A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, My Sister's Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire.