Wish You Were Here - Jodi Picoult

Wish You Were Here

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 2,615 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Small Great Things and The Book of Two Ways comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six)

Rights sold to Netflix for adaptation as a feature film • Named one of the best books of the year by She Reads

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 an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. 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. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, 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.

In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, 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.


  • Another great book by Jodi Picoult!

    By hgtuknbvffi
    This book draws you in right away and never lets you go until the very last word.
  • Wish you were here

    By carmsid
    I enjoyed the book , but the ending wish it could of been diff , I wanted more
  • Reality or not!

    By Cheryl P.
    Interesting story and I couldn’t put it down. The descriptions of the Covid patients, the medical staff, and the pandemic were exceptional. The Galapagos adventure was even better.
  • For .99 cent a good read

    By JaysCyn
    I enjoyed her earlier books the last couple seem to miss the mark of her earlier books.
  • Good, easy read

    By uhmilli
    Almost didn’t finish. It gets better after the first half. Finished the second half in one night.
  • Like a Lifetime made-for-TV movie

    By pTPacRat
    A somewhat cheesy plot, stilted dialogue, and one dimensional characters. I’m glad I finished it but disappointed I chose this book at all.
  • One of the best I have read in a very long time!

    By JWH1970
    It has been quite some time since I have ready a book that I simply did not want to put down. Bravo in a job well done!!!!
  • Simply Amazing

    By ReaderRunnerMom
    Oddly mesmerizing and terrifying to read and think back to the start of Covid. Amazing book
  • Love it

    By Vialg7
    Jodi Picoult is an amazing writer, she has an amazing way of making you feel as if you’re in the book and living it instead of just reading it. This is the 3rd time that I’ve read this book and each time it resonates more, it brings me heartache but also hope and joy. I absolutely love it, one of my all time favorites
  • Ever enchanting

    By Iwishitwouldstopraining!
    Picoult books are always gut wrenching to me and this one does not disappoint. My heart aches for the female role and I fell in love with her alt reality. So many heart strings were pulled in this one! I was crying for the death of my own mother….and she’s alive and well! One of my faves by this author for sure!