The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult – Book Review

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - Book Review

Do you know the concept of Egyptology? Are you interested in it? The book of two ways by Jodi Picoult could well be for you to learn a lot about Egypt and Egyptology. This novel not only encloses the facts of Egyptology, but you will find a lot of information about archaeology, ancient Egyptian culture, Egyptian tombs, and lots about the afterlife and love. Let’s see further what makes this novel more fascinating.

The book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult starts with a woman named Dawn Edelstein. Her life instantly changes when the plane she’s on crashes before impact; she doesn’t imagine her world in Boston with her husband and her daughter and her work as a dead doula; instead, what she imagines is about career in egyptology, which she left behind 15 years earlier and the man that she loves. When she survives that plane crash, she finds herself at a crossroads. 

The book has been described as being about life, death and choices. We can’t say that it’s only about historical fiction, although it focuses on the twist of human relationships and women’s fiction. It also contains one of the first known maps of the afterlife. Well, for that you need to read the article further.

Let’s find more instructing information that the author depicts in this novel.

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult | Book Review

The Book of Two ways by Jodi Picoult _ Book Review
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About The Author | Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is an American writer born on 19th May, 1966 in Nesconset, New York. She studied creative arts at Princeton University and graduated in 1987 with an A.B. in English. After her graduation, she earned a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Picoult has published 26 novels and became the D.C. comics series Wonder Woman writer. Nearly 40 million copies of her book are in print worldwide, that are translated into 34 languages.

Book Overview: The Book of Two Ways

The book of two ways is a contemporary fiction novel published on 22nd September 2020. This book hits New York’s number one spot in the first week out. It is an ancient Egyptian funerary text. The title of the novel is taken from the Egyptian coffins text found in the middle kingdom of Egypt.

And what makes it famous is that the first known map of the afterlife has two routes: a land route and a water route. The point was that you could take either the land routes or the water route and finish up at the same place, which was the ancient Egyptian version of heaven called a field of offering.

Book Summary: The Book of Two Ways 

The story starts with the main character Dawn Edelstein having done a Ph.D. in the Egyptology program. After dawn, she supernaturally survives the crash. She opens on to a good life back in Boston with her husband Brian and her teenage daughter and her work as a death doula. She helps families cope with death by accepting it as a natural and important part of life by conducting rituals or comforting practices.

But somewhere in Egypt, Wyatt works as an archaeologist excavating ancient burials and a Career that Dawn has also studied, but she was forced to leave when her life suddenly stepped in. Now it appears that her destiny is giving her a chance, but she is unsure what choice she should make.

After the crash landing, the clear decision she should make was to fly home. Still, she had taken another path, returned to the archaeological site, connected back with Wyatt, the unsolved research that she left behind and may complete her research on the book of two ways, the first known path of the afterlife.

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My Thoughts on The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 

The research Jodi Picoult did in the book, the facts that she weaved into the book, the very deep characters blew my mind. That is what ultimately ties this whole book together what ties ancient Egypt to dawn’s works as a death doula that help to learn the end of the life care.

And she discovered is that we are still asking the same question to ancient Egyptian 4000 yrs ago how do we have a good death? Well, the answer is still the same you have a good life.

On the other hand, this novel has a heavy topic that will confuse the reader. But if you are interested in Egyptology and what death doulas do, this book will be interesting for you to read.

My Rating For The Book of Two Ways

I would happily give The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult 4/5 stars!

Final Words

So if I had to sum it up, this book focuses on the whole Egyptology afterlife thing going on in this book and then we also have a character Dawn who works as a death doula and also talks about her life.

As you read this book, you will learn about Egyptian culture and read love, loss, Death, and life. It binds so many topics, making it more fascinating for the reader to know more about that stuff. Happy reading!

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