Search Results: "Jacquelyn Mitchard"


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THE MIDNIGHT TWINS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Possibly. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A shamelessly manipulative chicklet-lit-cum-horror tale, first in a trilogy, from the famed author of the Oprah pick The Deep End of the Ocean (1996). Read full book review >

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NO TIME TO WAVE GOODBYE by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The solution to the Stella puzzle is fairly obvious, while other mysteries—such as a plausible motive for the villain—go unplumbed."
Lackluster sequel to Mitchard's Oprah-anointed debut. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE HER by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"With plenty of kid speak and pop-culture references, this melodrama steeped (for better or worse) in our celebrity culture should fly off the shelves. (Fiction. YA)"
An unreliable narrator is at the heart of this extended monologue from Oprah debutante Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean, 1999). Read full book review >

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SECOND NATURE by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"Mitchard handles this fraught material unsensationally, adding plenty of convincing research-backed detail. Too often though, the characters' endless moralizing douses the excitement."
A face transplant transforms a burn victim into a beauty, but presents new dilemmas. Read full book review >

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LOOK BOTH WAYS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2009

"Rich details of family and community life add warmth and texture to this supernatural mystery. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Meredith and Mallory are 13-year-old twins with unusual gifts: One can see incidents from the past, the other, the future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Read it, nevertheless: It's written by a woman who dredges for what matters. (Author tour)"
A beguiling collection of sometimes insightful, often amusing columns from a mother of five who is also a widow, a bestselling author, and not Erma Bombeck. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF RELATIVITY by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2001

"Mediocre fare, on balance, despite the few tears won at the close. (For another Oprah-anointed author, see Cleage, above.)"
The author of Oprah's first pick (The Deep End of the Ocean, 1996, etc.) returns, this time with a repetitive and tedious examination of a custody battle. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT by Jacquelyn Mitchard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Groans may greet the final abrupt cliffhanger, as readers suddenly understand that resolution will come only with a sequel, but most will likely resolve to stay tuned. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A trio of teens afflicted with a rare genetic disorder that necessitates complete avoidance of sunlight dedicate themselves to the practice of the extreme sport of Parkour in this interesting but somewhat complicated thriller. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TIMES BLESSED by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A whiny romance and a long year indeed."
Mitchard (A Theory of Relativity, 2001, etc.) follows a year, month by month, in the life of a 43-year-old widow on Cape Cod as she runs her business, raises her son, and starts a relationship. Read full book review >

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TWO IF BY SEA by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A troubled protagonist, beset by disaster and malefaction, is touched by magic as he develops new emotional connections."
After losing his wife and unborn son in a tsunami in Australia, an expat horse trainer adopts a psychic 3-year-old. Read full book review >

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ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"The depiction of two families dealing with survivor guilt is this story's strength. (Fiction. YA)"
Mitchard tugs at readers' hearts with a teen novel about death, a stunning miracle and love lost then gained. Read full book review >

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THE MOST WANTED by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"A big, readable novel, but also one neither surprising nor penetrating enough to be especially memorable. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Part thriller and part romance, this quick-read melodrama by Mitchard (the Oprah-anointed The Deep End of the Ocean, 1996) tries to keep quite a few narrative balls in the air, juggling jailhouse love, teen pregnancy, escaped convicts, death row lawyers, biological clocks, and the whole capricious character of the lone star state of Texas. Read full book review >