Jacquelyn Mitchard
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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, 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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    • What We Saw at Night

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In a small hospital town, a trio of teens rebel against their fatal diagnosis of XP (an allergy to sunlight) with late night Parkour, an extreme sport of daredevil risks....

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Deep End of the Ocean

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Dana Ivey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story line. . .

    • By Marzette Lewis on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Two If by Sea

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cindy

    • By Cindy on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Midnight Twins

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Merry is bubbly, outgoing, and optimistic. Mally is thoughtful, solitary, and independent....

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Breakdown Lane

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Giving advice is what Julieanne does for a living; every Sunday she doles it out in a column in her local Wisconsin paper....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A So-So Story

    • By Patti on 09-25-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Second Nature

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Sicily Coyne was just thirteen when her father was killed in a school fire that left her face disfigured.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating read

    • By mendolynne on 06-03-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Cage of Stars

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Veronica Swan's idyllic life in a Mormon community is shattered when her two sisters are brutally murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mercy vs. Justice

    • By Chuck on 03-24-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • No Time to Wave Goodbye

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    No Time to Wave Goodbye is Jacquelyn Mitchard at her best, a spellbinding novel about family loyalty, and love pushed to the limits of endurance....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Iffy book from a wonderful author

    • By Marilynn on 10-11-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • A Theory of Relativity

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Juliette Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    At 24, Gordon McKenna thinks he's already heard the worst news of his life when he learns that his sister, Georgia, is fatally ill. Then Georgia and her husband die in a car accident....

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Theory of Relativity

    • By: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Narrated by: Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    At 24, Gordon McKenna thinks he's already heard the worst news of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Charles on 04-27-07

    Regular price: $10.26

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