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Jacquelyn Mitchard

Biography

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels for adults, seven novels for teenagers and five children’s books. These include THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. She is also a professor of creative writing whose short stories, articles, essays and book reviews have been widely published. A native of Chicago, she now lives on Cape Cod with her family.

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Books by Jacquelyn Mitchard

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Thea's son, Stefan, was just 17 when he went to prison for the drug-fueled murder of his girlfriend, Belinda. Three years later, he’s released to a world that refuses to let him move on. Belinda’s mother, once Thea’s good friend, galvanizes the community to rally against him to protest in her daughter’s memory. The media paints Stefan as a symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice. Neighbors, employers, even some members of Thea's own family turn away. Meanwhile, Thea struggles to understand her son. As his efforts to make amends meet escalating resistance and threats, Thea suspects more forces are at play than just community outrage. And if there is so much she never knew about her own son, what other secrets has she yet to uncover --- especially about the night Belinda died?

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Fiction

Hours after his wife and her family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy’s life is changed when he saves a boy stuck in a submerged car. Instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes the boy home to his Midwestern farm. He believes that Ian has an extraordinary telepathic gift, but wants to protect the frightened child. Struggling to start over, Frank meets Claudia, a champion equestrian. Both of them know it will be impossible to keep Ian’s gift a secret forever, yet they fight to keep Ian safe from a sinister group who wants him back.

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Allie knows why Juliet killed herself: to escape the clutches of Garrett Tabor, whom Allie, Juliet and Rob saw commit an unspeakable crime. When Rob introduces Allie to the wildly dangerous sport of nighttime deep diving, Allie assumes he’s only trying to derail her investigation...until they uncover the terrible secret Garrett has hidden under Lake Superior.

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Crime, Young Adult 14+

Allie Kim suffers from a fatal allergy to sunlight that confines her and her two best friends, Rob and Juliet, to the night. When Juliet takes up Parkour --- the stunt-sport of scaling and leaping off tall buildings --- Allie and Rob have no choice but to join her. On a random summer night, the trio catches a glimpse of what appears to be murder. Allie investigates, and the truth comes at an unthinkable price.

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Romance, Suspense

From the bestselling author of DEEP END OF THE OCEAN and NO TIME TO WAVE GOODBYE comes this fierce and moving story of a young woman's fight for identity in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. 

by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Fiction

The author of The Deep End of the Ocean—Oprah's first Book Club selection—delivers a compelling, emotionally charged tale of tragedy, revenge, and redemption.