Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here


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A deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis.

Diana O'Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She's not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It's all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.

Almost immediately, Diana's dream vacation goes awry. The whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father's suspicion of outsiders.

Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

Title:Wish You Were Here
Edition Language:English
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    Wish You Were Here Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Of all the books I have read this year, I cannot think of any that will resonate so deeply with a global audience as this one. Jodi Picoult carries out an impressive level of research for her oh so hu...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This book took my breath away, making me terrified, scared, shaking me to the core: I’m overwhelmed because of dealing with complex feelings at the same time: sadness, amusement, excitement, stress,...

  • Emily May

    Hmm, this is a tough one to review.In the end, I liked what Jodi Picoult did with Wish You Were Here. I like that she took it in, let's say, unexpected directions, and explored a subject I knew very l...

  • Elyse  Walters

    NO SPOILERS…. …..It’s mid June, 2021. I’m reviewing this novel early. “Wish You Were Here”, will be released in stores in November, 2021.Diana O’Toole, an associate specialist at Sotheby...

  • Melissa (In Catch-Up Mode)

    4.5 starsWow, I'm not sure how to put into words what I just read. I will start off with a bit of a warning. If you're not in a place where you can read about the experiences of Covid from many differ...

  • Kat

    Diana O’Toole, an associate specialist for Sotheby’s auction house, has her perfect life in NYC with surgical resident, Finn, mapped out - all that’s missing is the proposal and wedding, and she...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY***Diana O’Toole is a young woman who is very ambitious. She has a plan for her life that she has outlined carefully. She is happy with the track that she’s on and she has ...

  • Gabby

    I get what the author was trying to do with this book… I guess.. but it was a no from me 🤷🏻‍♀️ I thought the main character was so obnoxious and frustrating and I really don’t understa...

  • Lisa of Troy

    Waiting out COVID-19 from the GalapagosDiana O'Toole has always been a planner. She has serious life dreams, and she is steadily making progress. Her career is promising, and she has a hunky doctor bo...

  • Regina

    If books were retail establishments, Wish You Were Here would be The COVID Store. Not a Walmart or Tesco, where you can grab a quart of COVID while you’re there to stock up on a cart-full of subject...