Hi All,

I know we’re still getting through the holidays, but I thought I’d share my New Year’s resolutions with you. 

1. Get the vaccine.

That’s it. That’s the list. And I hope that all of you have the same resolution, because the way we move through this pandemic is for the vast majority of this country to be vaccinated against COVID. Yes, I’m being political. Yes, I’m an author, and some of my readers don’t like their authors to be political. But this isn’t about being a Democrat or a Republican — it’s about being human. It’s about getting to see our kids and our parents again. Getting to perform and enjoy live theatre. Getting to see a first release in a movie theatre. Taking a dream vacation. It’s about making sure our front line health care providers finally have a chance to rest. It’s about recognizing as a nation that it’s our collective responsibility to protect the weakest of our citizens, because until we do that, we can’t all thrive. 

That vaccine is the only gift I want for Christmas, Chanukah, my birthday, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day…you get my drift. As soon as the CDC tells me it’s my turn, I’ll be queuing up. I hope you will too.

Happy 2021 to all my readers. We deserve it.


If your life flashed before your eyes, what would you see?
Who would you see?
Is it the one who got away?
What if you had a chance to take the path you didn't take the first time?

Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She's on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband, but a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, where she helps ease the transition between life and death for patients in hospice.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.

Q: What are you listening to?
JP: Evermore. Duh.
Q: What are you reading?
JP: Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare, Date Me Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye, For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten.

Q: What are you watching?
JP: The Flight Attendant (if you haven’t read Chris Bohjalian’s book, which the series is based on, what are you waiting for?), The Undoing, The Bachelorette. What I CANNOT WAIT FOR: Bridgerton on Netflix. I may just lock myself away on Christmas Day and refuse to cook anything for anyone because I’m watching it.

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The paperback edition includes a reading group guide plus a Q&A with author Celeste Ng!

When your lawyer son winds up in a documentary.

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(NOTE: This book was written by my brother in law, Jon Adolph — and it’s full of incredibly cool DIY ideas for kids.)

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Virtual Author Fest
Friday, February 5

EIN News
“Jodi Picoult on the Black Heritage Trail in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which brings to life the vital experiences of African Americans in the third least-diverse state in the nation.“

Book Riot
The premise of Jodi Picoult’s latest novel is simple. Airline passengers brace for a crash and the protagonist thinks not of her husband but of a man from her past. From there, this spellbinding novel raises questions about the impact of our choices and what it means to live a ‘good’ life.”

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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
From one of the most popular fiction writers in the world comes a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The Center for women’s reproductive health offers a last chance at hope – but nobody ends up there by choice. Its very existence is controversial, and to the demonstrators who barricade the building every day, the service it offers is no different from legalized murder. Now life and death decisions are being made horrifyingly real: a lone protester with a gun has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage. Starting at the tensest moment in the negotiations for their release, A Spark of Light unravels backwards, revealing hour by urgent hour what brought each of these people – the gunman, the negotiator, the doctors, nurses and women who have come to them for treatment – to this point.

The best-selling author tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent?”

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