The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

October 1, 2020 (by Jessica Girotti)

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

When Dawn Edelstein's plane is crashing, the man that flashes before her eyes is not the her husband, but a man from her past. She survives the plane crash and is given a plane ticket to anywhere she wants to go. The story then splits into two paths - one where she returns to Boston and to her husband and daughter, and one where she returns to Egypt to answer the question of "what if?".

I love a novel that makes me think and "The Book of Two Ways" definitely checked that box. Not only did it leave me contemplating paths not taken and the path I'm on, but I also learned a tremendous amount about Egyptology, Death Doulas and Quantum Physics. If you're in the mood for a cerebral book with a unique narrative structure (similar to "The Two Lives of Lydia Bird") that will challenge the way you think about your life, with complex, flawed but relatable characters - this one is for you!

Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for allowing me to read an advance copy of this novel. My review is voluntary and all opinions are my own.

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