Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted

Suleika Jaouad (Author)
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Random House
Publish Date
February 09, 2021
6.1 X 9.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author

Suleika Jaouad wrote the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column Life, Interrupted. Her essays and feature stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine and Vogue and on NPR. She is also the creator of the Isolation Journals, a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. Between Two Kingdoms is her first book.


"A beautiful, elegant, and heartbreaking book that provides a glimpse into the kingdom of illness . . . Suleika Jaouad avoids sentimentality but manages to convey the depth of the emotional turmoil that illness can bring into our lives."--Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies

"In a book bubbling with ambition and impeccable skill, it is what Suleika Jaouad does with courage and secondary characters that is simply once in a generation. Between Two Kingdoms mended parts I thought were forever disintegrated."--Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

I want to describe Suleika Jaouad with words like 'courageous, ' 'resilient, ' 'vulnerable, ' and 'inspiring'--but I understand that, for cancer survivors, these words can feel like empty clichΓ©s. The problem is, these words are true. Suleika Jaouad is courageous, resilient, vulnerable, and inspiring. And her memoir about her cancer journey is a work of breathtaking creativity and heart-stopping humanity. Jaouad's story goes where you never expect it to go--not only into the depths of her own pain and lost years, but into the spirits of countless strangers (sick and well) she meets along the highway of own her life and illuminates with rare generosity and grace. This is a deeply moving and passionate work of art, quite unlike anything I've ever read. I will remember these stories for years to come, because Suleika Jaouad has imprinted them on my heart."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

"When the life we had is snatched away, how do we find the conviction to live another? Between Two Kingdoms will resonate with anyone who is living a different life than they planned to live. This is 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

"This is a stunning memoir, well-crafted and hard to put down."--Publishers Weekly