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Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in 1996, becoming the first selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and a number one New York Times bestseller. Nine other novels, four children's books and six young adult novels followed,... show more



Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in 1996, becoming the first selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and a number one New York Times bestseller. Nine other novels, four children's books and six young adult novels followed, including Two if By Sea, No Time to Wave Goodbye, Still Summer, All We Know of Heaven, and The Breakdown Lane. Mitchard's writing has won or been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, UK's Talkabout Prize, and the Bram Stoker Award. A former daily newspaper reporter, Mitchard now is Editor-in-Chief of Merit Press, and frequently writes for such publications as Glamour, Real Simple, and Readers Digest. Her essays and short stories have been widely anthologized. A professor in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, she lives on Cape Cod with her family.

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Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 3 years ago
Okay, a friend challenged me to read this 30 days ago, I did it and The Deep End of the Ocean was not something I would have ever chosen on my own. Overall it was sad and at times depressing but what saved it for me was the way Jacquelyn paced the story. I had to keep on pushing through to see what ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 3 years ago
Two If By Sea, Jacquelyn Mitchard, author; George Newbern, I think it is hard for an author to write a novel that is similar in theme to another of her successful books, even years later. It invites comparison, and it is hard to measure up. “The Deep End of the Ocean” also involves a child that is ...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
Quick review for a somewhat quick read. "What We Saw At Night" is an odd YA mystery. I don't know if I can say that my impression of it being "odd" is a good thing, because the oddity lies in its overarching presentation despite some pretty awesome/interesting elements. There were so many things abo...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
Two if by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard has a lot going on, perhaps too much. Frank Mercy's story of grief is at the heart of all the threads of this story, but the story of Ian's power is at the heart of the plot. Is this the story of grief and new love or is this the story of a gift and the good and e...
I Swallow Books Whole
I Swallow Books Whole rated it 5 years ago
What We Saw at Night should never have made my favorites list. It probably shouldn’t even be on my “like” list, because it just had so many problems. I didn’t like two of the main characters for most of the book (and still didn’t like one of them after I finished the book), I had to find the answer ...
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