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[REVIEW] Wish You Were Here – Jodi Picoult

THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. Will warn again when they appear.

Jodi Picoult
Wish You Were Here
Ballantine Books (US: 30th November 2021); Hodder & Stoughton (UK: 25th November 2021); Random House Canada (CA: 30th November 2021); Allen & Unwin (AU: 25th November 2021)
US Kindle Edition US Hardcover UK Kindle Edition CA Kindle Edition Worldwide Hardcover Worldwide Paperback

There’s an early sign that this is not up to the author’s usual high quality writing: A character of Japanese ethnicity was married to an English musician who was shot dead. Too obviously inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon. This is lazy writing, and even secondary characters don’t deserve that. I like Kitomi, but still… I expect more from Jodi Picoult.

It’s not a spoiler to say that this novel was inspired by, written, and published during the Covid-19 pandemic. The real life event plays a pretty major part of the story, and is mentioned in all the summaries and promo material: an American tourist is stranded in the Galápagos Islands during the pandemic.


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November 2021 Releases

Better late than never, right? So here are some books you may have missed, released November 2021. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

V. C. Andrews: Out of the Rain: Buy
Kelley Armstrong: Snowstorms & Sleigh Bells: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: The Offering: Buy
Imogen Howson: A Girl of Dust & Death (previously published as Blood of the Volcano): Buy
Carrie Jones: Almost Dead: Buy
Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen: Patient Zero: Buy
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Aurora’s End: Buy
L. A. Larkin: The Safe Place: Buy
Marissa Meyer: Gilded: Buy
Diana Peterfreund: In the Ballroom with the Candlestick: Buy
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: Buy
Maria V. Snyder: The King of Koraha: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

Naomi Clark: Hand of Fate: Kindle Edition

Kelley Armstrong: The Deepest of Secrets: 15th February 2022: Hardcover
Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: 11th January 2022: Hardcover
Jennifer Iacopelli: Finding Her Edge: 8th February 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Carrie Jones: The People Who Kill: 1st June 2021: Kindle Edition
Carrie Jones: The Things We Seek: 1st October 2021: Kindle Edition
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner: Beyond the End of the World: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Laura Lam & Elizabeth May: Seven Mercies: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Kate McLaughlin: Daughter: 8th March 2022: Kindle Edition
Tara Moss: The War Widow: 2nd November 2021: Paperback
Jodi Picoult: Wish You Were Here: 30th November 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Danielle Rollins: Dark Stars: 25th January 2022: Paperback
Madeleine Roux: The Book of Living Secrets: 1st March 2022: Hardcover
Lilja Sigurðardóttir (translated by Quentin Bates): Cold as Hell: 28th August 2021: Kindle Edition
P. J. Tracy: Desolation Canyon: 18th January 2022: Kindle Edition