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  • Published: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140286274
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $26.99

The Deep End of the Ocean

A Novel



"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.

  • Published: 1 October 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140286274
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Tackling themes of death, grief, and emotional turmoil without lapsing into cheap sentimentality, Jacquelyn Mitchard has made a career of pulling the heartstrings without patronizing her readers. With her debut novel The Deep End of the Ocean, the first book ever to be featured in Oprah’s Book Club, Mitchard began a career distinguished by intelligent and entertaining explorations of life’s darkest moments.

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