Wish You Were Here
‘A powerfully evociative story of the resilience and triumph of the human spirit’ Taylor Jenkins Reid
Diana O’Toole’s life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she’s up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby’s and she’s about to fly to the Galapagos where she’s convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn, is going to propose.
But then the virus hits New York City and Finn breaks the news: the hospital needs him, he has to stay. But you should still go, he insists. And reluctantly, she agrees. Once she’s in the Galapagos, the world shuts down around her, leaving Diana stranded – albeit in paradise. Completely isolated, with only intermittent news from the outside world, Diana finds herself examining everything that has brought her to this point and wondering if there’s a better way to live.
But not everything is as it seems . . .
A writer the world needs to be reading right now * Independent * It is hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes * Financial Times * There are writers who try and do what Picoult does, and then there's Picoult * Marie Claire * Taps into the trauma and uncertainty of 2020's global crisis. Absolutely a must-read * Booklist * We couldn't turn the pages fast enough * Closer * Extraordinary... it's such a great book -- Graham Norton A must-read. Striking, eloquent, and thought-provoking... Emotionally intelligent and perceptive...This is Jodi Picoult at her best * Love Reading * Surprising, emotional yet uplifting, this is a top read * Sun on Sunday * If reading became a struggle for you during the pandemic, let Jodi Picoult show you how page-turning magic is not lost... This will make you laugh, nod and cry - and at one point gasp out loud with a twist you will not see coming. Sometimes you will take a moment to let it all sink in. Superb * Press Association * Another fantastic and clever read from Picoult * Woman * A fascinating exploration of the very nature of reality * Saga Magazine * Picoult is at her best when bringing the magnificence of the Galapagos to life in all its strange and colourful glory... A few hours after finishing Wish You Were Here I broke down in tears... This is a book worth reading, a book which reminds us that our futures are not guaranteed or inevitable * Irish Sunday Independent * Beautiful, beautiful prose and rich storytelling. I just loved it * Lia Louis, author of Eight Perfect Hours *
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