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Between Two Kingdoms

by Suleika Jaouad

Between Two Kingdoms Synopsis

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A propulsive, soulful story of mourning and gratitude - and an intimate portrait of one woman's sojourn in the wilderness between life and death.' TARA WESTOVER, author of Educated __________ We all face moments that bring us to our knees: heartbreak, trauma, illness. When things don't go to plan this is the book to reach for - an inspirational memoir about what we can learn about life from a brush with death. At just twenty-two, on the cusp of adult life, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with leukemia and given a 35 per cent chance of survival. For the next five years, her world comprised four white walls, a hospital bed, fluorescent lights, tubes and wires. She became patient 5624. At twenty-seven, and celebrating her first year of remission, Suleika realized that, having survived, she now had no idea how to live. And so she set out to meet some of the many strangers who had written to her about their experiences of life, death, healing and recovery in response to her Emmy-Award winning New York Times column, 'Life Interrupted'. Between Two Kingdoms is the result. Drawing on Suleika's TED Talk, now with 4 million views, it illuminates universal questions about how we live, mourn, heal and grow up, and what it means to begin again. __________ Praise for Between Two Kingdoms: 'A work of breathtaking creativity and heart-stopping humanity.' ELIZABETH GILBERT, author of Eat Pray Love 'A beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking book that provides a glimpse into the kingdom of illness.' SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies 'No more doomscrolling. Read this book instead... Full of wisdom and resilience.' ADAM GRANT, author of Originals 'A deeply touching account of learning to live in the now, because nothing else is promised. I loved it.' KATHRYN MANNIX, author of With the End in Mind

Between Two Kingdoms Press Reviews

'A beautiful, elegant and heart-breaking book that provides a glimpse into the kingdom of illness.' * SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE * Suleika Jaouad's memoir is a work of breathtaking creativity and heart-stopping humanity. A story of her cancer journey on the surface, it goes beyond the cliches of inspiration , resilience and courage into the depth of her own pain and lost years, and also the spirits of countless strangers (sick and well) whom she meets along the highway of life and illuminates with rare generosity and grace. A deeply moving and passionate work of art, it's quite unlike anything I've ever read, and will forever be imprinted upon my heart. * ELIZABETH GILBERT, author of EAT PRAY LOVE * A deeply touching account of learning to live in the now, because nothing else is promised. I loved it. * KATHRYN MANNIX, author of WITH THE END IN MIND * No more doomscrolling. Read this book instead... Full of wisdom and resilience. * ADAM GRANT, author of ORIGINALS * Will resonate with anyone who is living a different life than the one they had planned. * TARA WESTOVER, author of EDUCATED *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787630512
Publication date: 11th February 2021
Author: Suleika Jaouad
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Travel writing, Coping with illness & specific conditions,

About Suleika Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad is an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker, cancer survivor and activist. She served on Barack Obama's Cancer Panel and her advocacy work, reporting and speaking has been featured at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill and on the TED Talk main stage. When she's not on the road with her 2972 Volkswagen campervan and her rescue dog Oscar, she lives in Brooklyn.

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