After I finish a book, I tend to wait a day or so before writing my review and book club questions. This is where I give myself plenty of time to retrospect on what I just read. Not all stories call for a big pause and some absolutely require this. Wish You Were Here is the latter. There is so much to absorb with this novel.
So Jodi’s 2020 Novel, The Book of Two Ways, left many readers talking and pondering the ending. In fact, I still get emails and messages about the book a year later. It’s funny because when I read the synopsis for Wish You Were Here, I did think to myself that it probably won’t be as controversial and will be a more straightforward story. Well, I was wrong. Without getting into spoilers, let’s just say that Wish You Were Here takes very surprising turns. And I was all for it.
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-five internationally bestselling novels. Her latest, “Wish You Were Here,” begins in New York City in March 2020 as young art professional Diana O’Toole is about to embark on a trip to the Galapagos with her surgical resident boyfriend-soon-to-be-fiancé. But then a virus that felt worlds away appears in the city.