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Wish You Were Here - by Jodi Picoult (Hardcover)

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Book Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis.

Diana O'Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She's an associate specialist at Sotheby's now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She's not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos--days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It's all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.

Almost immediately, Diana's dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they'd booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father's suspicion of outsiders.

In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself--and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-seven novels, including The Book of Two Ways, A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, and 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jodi Picoult
Language: English
Street Date: November 29, 2021
TCIN: 82824628
UPC: 9781984818416
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4328
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 1.29 pounds
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
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5 recommendations

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4 out of 5 stars
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amberrrrrr - 1 year ago
Short and sweet review: Picoult is an amazing author and really captured what it felt like during the first year of this pandemic. There was an amazing plot twist that I don’t think anyone would have ever expected. I have been talking about it to friends and family and felt the need to write this review. The only reasons I am not giving it 5 stars is because the first half does drag a little. I took a long time to read the first half but finished the second half In 2 nights!! Other than it being slow at first there are some Covid trigger warnings as well as a clear stance Ms. picoult has taken on this pandemic. I am taking into consideration it was earlier in the pandemic when we were all super terrified of the unknown.
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Not my favorite Picoult book but worth the read

4 out of 5 stars
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Rhi - 2 years ago
TW: COVID I have so many feelings about this book. One thing I LOVE about Jodi Picoult is her ability to bring in current events into her books. I’m not shocked at all that she dove head first into Covid. This was honestly the first Covid book I’ve read and it brought me back to the early days of the Pandemic. This wasn’t the story that I expected it to be; the unseen twist had me shocked but in a great way. Wow. I loved being transported to the Galapagos, this book really reinforced my desire to travel there some day. There were definitely some slower portions of the book, but I was really glad that this was my first pandemic themed book since the world went upside down. While I’d wasn’t my favorite Jodi Picoult book, it was definitely worth the read. Make sure to check out the Author’s Notes at the end, I think it gave a great insight into the book and the inner workings of the author.
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5 out of 5 stars
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oma - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Loved the book. Gave me a wonderful perceptive on our current medical situation.
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5 out of 5 stars
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Carram - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book. Engaging from the start. Different perspective on current affairs makes you see the situation outside your own bias.
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What a great book!

5 out of 5 stars
Perriknows - 2 years ago
Gosh...what a perfect way to 'take on' the Covid-19 pandemic. Meticulous research by Ms. Picoult had me recalling the first days of the pandemic. As an aside, I was on a flight in January 2020 sitting next to a man who had just returned from Wuhan, China. He and I talked about the 'virus' what was in China and he let me know FIRST HAND how devastating the virus was in Wuhan. He felt he got out 'just in time', and looking back on that conversation I realize he had. Back to the review: Diane, an art expert and Finn, a medical resident in NYC, are planning their dream vacation. After seeing a ring in Finn's sock drawer, Diane just knows he will propose when they're on vacation in the Galápagos. With epidemiologists predicting an uptick in the number of cases, Finn's vacation is cancelled. He tells Diana to go ahead without him. Although she struggles with her decision, she goes ahead and leaves the country. Once she's in the Galápagos, everything begins to disintegrate. Her luggage is lost. All tourists are leaving the island when she's getting there. Her hotel is closed due to the pandemic. The island is closed to everyone and there is no transportation off island. Even if she could get transportation, international borders are closed. She does make contact with some locals and finds an apartment where she can live. Diane meets Gabriel, a local who is a former tour operator, and she begins to question her relationship with Finn. Other locals are featured and Diane begins to feel comfortable with herself and some of her decisions. Then...the world changes... Anymore and I'd be in spoiler territory, so I won't say anything else about the rest of the book. The twist is so well written, you don't see it coming. This book is a bit slow in the beginning, but stick with it! If I were in a book club, this would be my TOP PICK for a book club read. There are so many ways to look at this story and it begs to be discussed. I was hesitant to even begin this book. I am so glad I read it.
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A Page Turner!

5 out of 5 stars
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Akbaird - 2 years ago
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jodi Picoult writes a heartfelt and meaningful book set at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. This book captures the lives from many different perspectives of what it was like living through the unknown, unexpected and unimaginable. But is it what it seems? Jodi Picoult does it again with writing another 5 star book that keeps you guessing until the end. A book that keeps you thinking about it long after it’s finished! Definitely one to add to your TBR list. A great book club pick!
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