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Jacquelyn Mitchard

Autor/a de The Deep End of the Ocean

37+ obres 10,233 Membres 293 Ressenyes 16 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1957. She studied creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1976, she became a journalist and eventually achieved the position as lifestyle columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. Her mostra'n més weekly column, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, appeared in 125 newspapers nationwide until she retired it in 2007. She is the author of children's, young adult, and adult books. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club and was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. It was also adapted into a movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other adult novels include The Breakdown Lane; Twelve Times Blessed; Christmas, Present; A Theory of Relativity; The Most Wanted; Cage of Stars; and Still Summer. Her children's books include Starring Prima!: The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie; Rosalie, My Rosalie: The Tale of a Duckling; and Ready, Set , School! Her young adult books include Now You See Her; All We Know of Heaven; and The Midnight Twins series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: James Schnepf


Obres de Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deep End of the Ocean (1996) 3,633 exemplars
Cage of Stars (2006) 851 exemplars
The Most Wanted (1998) 719 exemplars
Ready, Set, School! (2007) 642 exemplars
A Theory of Relativity (2001) 635 exemplars
The Breakdown Lane (2005) 570 exemplars
Still Summer (2007) 452 exemplars
Twelve Times Blessed (2003) 345 exemplars
Baby Bat's Lullaby (2004) 340 exemplars
No Time to Wave Goodbye (2009) 276 exemplars
The Midnight Twins (2008) 219 exemplars
Two If by Sea (2016) 215 exemplars
All We Know of Heaven (2008) 206 exemplars
What We Saw At Night (2013) 159 exemplars
Christmas, Present (2003) 143 exemplars
Now You See Her (2007) 142 exemplars
Second Nature: A Love Story (2011) 140 exemplars
The Good Son (2022) 125 exemplars
The Rest of Us (1997) 108 exemplars
Look Both Ways (2009) 72 exemplars
What We Lost in the Dark (2013) 52 exemplars
Watch for Me by Moonlight (2010) 40 exemplars
The Deep End of the Ocean [1999 film] (1999) — Writer — 34 exemplars
Mother Less Child (1985) 10 exemplars
Two of a Kind 2 exemplars
Eagle Eyes (2009) 2 exemplars
Sem Tempo Para Dizer Adeus (2010) 1 exemplars
Onnen mahdollisuus (2004) 1 exemplars
Sense títol 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Shadow Show (2012) — Col·laborador — 356 exemplars
My Little Red Book (2009) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
Who Done It? (2013) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons (2005) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (2021) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters (2006) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Crush: 26 Real-lifeTales of First Love (2011) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
P.S. What I Didn't Say (2009) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Because I Love Her (2009) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Llocs de residència
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Brewster, Massachusetts, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Rockford College (BA ∙ 1973)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (creative writing)
professor (creative writing)
high school teacher (English)
Costello, Mark (mentor)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (syndicated columnist)
Ragdale Foundation
One Writer's Place
Jeff Kleinman (Folio)
Jane Gelfman (Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents Inc.)
Biografia breu
Jacquelyn Mitchard is an American journalist and author. She has written the best-selling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club, on September 17, 1996. Other books by Mitchard include The Breakdown Lane, Twelve Times Blessed, Christmas, Present, A Theory of Relativity, The Most Wanted, Cage of Stars, No Time to Wave Goodbye, Second Nature - A Love Story, and Still Summer.



A son kills his girlfriend in a drug induced fog
Rosemary1973 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Oct 16, 2023 |
The Good Son begins with a powerful sentence and a unique premise. Thea and Jep's son is being released from prison after serving 3 years for the murder of his long-time special friend, Belinda. We often feel great sympathy for the victims'' families, but not much support for those who loved the perpetrators; in fact, there is often guilt by association as seen in this book and real life.

Stephan was 17 when Belinda was killed in a drug-filled evening and has few memories of the event despite confessing initially. His first weeks at home after being released are challenging. At the same time, Thea begins to receive numerous (endless) calls and texts from a mystery girl claiming to know what really happened. The mystery seems to stagnate at this point. Somewhere along the way, Jep is lost in the interactions with his son. Stephan reported that he had introduced several innovative activities for the inmates that included a chef with cooking demonstrations, a librarian providing books and a renowned football team. Really? At some point after his homecoming, Stephan began a successful horticultural design business with no previous experience.

The progression of this book was very, very slow. I read it because I like Mitchard's writing, but this one was a disappointment.
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pdebolt | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Oct 1, 2023 |
A lot of jumping the shark here. Just not believable.
franniepuck | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | May 7, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book, the way it was set out as continuously rather than in chapters matched the was the story was constructed. Dying at Christmastime is a real tragedy and yet the story wasn't tragic it was uplifting a real celebration of life. The author could easily have ended the story at the point of Laura's last breathe but it was important for the last few pages to be there. To show that all Laura had hoped for was indeed coming to being.
Susan-Pearson | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2023 |



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