The Deep End of the Ocean

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The Deep End of the Ocean

By Jacquelyn Mitchard

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140286274, 434pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

"Masterful...A big story about human connection and emotional survival" - "Los Angeles Times"
The first book ever chosen by Oprah's Book Club
Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, "The Deep End of the Ocean" imagines every mother's worst nightmare the disappearance of a child as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one.

About the Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard is the author of the bestselling novel "The Deep End of the Ocean" and of two nonfiction books, including "Mother Less Child: The Love Story of a Family." She has been featured on NBC's "Today Show "and "CBS This Morning," and has been profiled in such national publications as "People "and "Newsweek." A contributing editor to "Ladies' Home Journal," Mitchard and her five children live in Madison, Wisconsin.