[Book Review] The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

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By Jodi Picoult

Dawn Edelstein life changes in a moment when an announcement on her flight is made to brace for impact. She survives the crash, and after being checked out by medical staff, is offered a flight to wherever she’d like to go. Home to Boston is the obvious choice. But her last thoughts in the moments before impact were not of her husband, waiting at home. But of a man she hasn’t seen in fifteen years.

Dawn’s life was interrupted when her mother becomes terminally ill. In another world, she is studying for her doctorate in Egyptology. But, as they say, life happens and her path changes completely. Dawn finds herself working as a death doula.

This one was difficult to put down. The story is brilliantly researched with fascinating details into the world of archeological research and dig sights. I also found Dawn’s career path as a death doula really interesting. What an incredible gift to give someone at the end of life. Providing care, support, and peace of mind is such a selfless act.

The title of the book alludes to Egyptian hieroglyphics that adored tombs in ancient times to provide souls paths to the afterlife. I found the exploration of how one choice can change a person’s path and the course of their life really interesting.

I found this a thoroughly engrossing story. An absolute pleasure.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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