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Biskie’s Book Club: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

This week Biskie is talking about Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. This book explores the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in early March 2020 while cases were still low, and what the rapid spread of the virus would mean for the world. The main character of Diana is an ambitious...
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Pandemic memories from Gary Shteyngart and Jodi Picoult

Hard times make for great novels. On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review two new novels of the COVID-19 era: Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart and Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Marion Winik. Longtime All Things Considered commentator (1991-2006) Marion Winik is the host of...
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Review: 'Wish You Were Here,' by Jodi Picoult

——— March 13, 2020. The first words of Jodi Picoult's novel strike dread, or at least trepidation. Do we really want to relive those disorienting, soul-crushing first days of the shutdown felt around the world?. "Wish You Were Here" doesn't shy away from the devastation of COVID-19 — but it's...
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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

Author Jodi Picoult says she couldn't wrap her head around how she might tell the story of the pandemic — to both memorialize it and make sense of it. That was until she heard the true story of a Japanese tourist that ended up stranded in Machu Picchu due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of going back home to Japan, the tourist, named Jesse Katayama, wound up staying in the gateway community of Aguas Calientes for months until the government offered Katayama special permission to see the historical site.
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Author Jodi Picoult Talks About New Book

New York Times Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult has a new book out! It's called "Wish You Were Here." She's telling us what it's about and what inspired her to write it. Jodi has an event coming up on Thursday December 2 at 7pm at the Immanuel Congregational Church on Woodland Street in Hartford. That is across the street from the Mark Twain House. Visit MarkTwainHouse.org for more information and to buy tickets.
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‘It was a call to arms’: Jodi Picoult and Karin Slaughter on writing Covid-19 into novels

I was very conscious of the fact that by the end of 2020, we had already forgotten what happened months earlier, we had forgotten the moments when we’d been told don’t wear a mask, when we washed our broccoli with soap and water. All of the things that that seemed so shocking and scary in March were so far away by November, December. And that was when I started to play around with the story.
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Review: 'Wish You Were Here,' by Jodi Picoult

March 13, 2020. The first words of Jodi Picoult's novel strike dread, or at least trepidation. Do we really want to relive those disorienting, soul-crushing first days of the shutdown felt around the world?. "Wish You Were Here" doesn't shy away from the devastation of COVID-19 — but it's simply...
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