December 20, 2020

The Book of Two Ways Review

Title: The Book of Two Ways
Jodi Picoult
Contemporary Fiction

One love that sends you into orbit and then one that guides you home.

“There’s really no such thing as a right or wrong choice. We don’t make decisions our decisions make us.”

Dawn lives in Boston with her husband Brian and her daughter. She is a death doula and helps people transition from life to death. After Dawn has her own near death experience due to a plane crash, she is asked where she’d like to go. Before Dawn is two paths. One is to her home in Boston and the other to an archeological site in Egypt where she has unresolved history with her life before Boston as well as a man named Wyatt. As the story continues you see Dawns two choices play out, side by side. Dawn must confront her feelings, past and decide where she wants her future to go.

Jodi Picoult is a masterful storyteller whose characters are flawless and The Book of Two Ways does not disappoint. If there is one thing I love about Picoult’s writing is that she puts a lot of research into her books. In this case there was a lot of Egyptian history. She weaves this history into a beautiful story about love, life and how the choices we make in life can lead us in many different directions. I loved so much about this book. Such a beautiful story. I highly recommend it!