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The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult is such an interesting concept to think about. I mean the thought of multiple paths through life, where each decision takes you somewhere else or maybe all will take you to the same fate?!


There is a ton of Egyptian History included, if I had done the physical book I am not sure I would have made it through the book but because I did the audio I didn’t have to think too hard about it and while it adds to the story’s setting I think some of it could have definitely been left out. But after hearing the epilogue with the author’s explanation about why she was fascinated by Egypt it all made more sense, this was a sort of personal journey for her and I’m glad we get the chance to go along for the ride. If you enjoy audiobooks, I highly recommend going that route with this title.


The main character in this book is a death doula and as we follow along her journey it really got me thinking. The way she describes her job and the things she does and helps people with as they prepare to leave this earth intrigued me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not soulless, nor do I want to willing watch people I care about pass, but the thought of helping them do so with zero regrets….that I can see myself doing.


This is a book of second chances, choosing different paths, and overall finding your true path. It will make you think, ponder, and wonder over all your life choices and relationships as well as your final days/weeks on earth.





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