In Wish You Were Here, Jodi Picoult tells the story of five interconnected people whose lives are forever changed by a travel mishap. After an unexpected detour in their vacation plans forces them to spend time together in close quarters, the group quickly realizes that they each have something to hide. As secrets from their pasts are revealed, old wounds are reopened and long-buried resentments rise to the surface. With tensions running high, these five fragmenting personalities must find a way to salvage what’s left of their trip – and themselves – before it’s too late. Told with her trademark empathy and insight, Wish You Were Here is another thought-provoking page-turner from one of America’s most beloved authors.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who love to read about human relationships and the dynamics between different characters. It also contains a healthy dose of suspense, so readers who enjoy plot-driven stories will find plenty to like here.
- The characters are well-developed and interesting
- The plot is unpredictable and keeps you engaged
- Picoult tackles sensitive issues with intelligence and grace
- It’s too long
- The characters are unlikeable
- It’s depressing
Learn more about the author
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-three novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller, and Leaving Time. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. The author’s website is www.
“A riveting, emotionally charged drama.”
“Wish You Were Here is a beautifully written, poignant story about the secrets we keep and how those secrets can come back to haunt us. Jodi Picoult manages to tackle complex subjects like forgiveness and redemption with grace and wisdom, exploring the many shades of gray that exist in our relationships with others. This novel is an emotional roller coaster ride – I couldn’t put it down!”
“Wonderfully crafted and full of intricate, compelling characters”
“Wish You Were Here is a roller coaster of emotions. Picoult tackles sensitive topics with grace and poise, exploring the depths to which humans will go in order to protect themselves and the ones they love.”