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The Deep End Of The Ocean

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Penguin Books | November 3, 1999 | Trade Paperback

The Deep End Of The Ocean is rated 4.1111 out of 5 by 9.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 7.88 × 5.42 × 0.97 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140286276

ISBN - 13: 9780140286274

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deep End of the Ocean I thought that this book was very well written and worth the read. Jacquelyn wrote very well about the deep effects it can have on a family when a member goes missing. You share and feel loss, pain, fear, love, happiness, rewards, heartbreak, confusion, etc... All the emotions that each character goes through. I enjoyed this book and hope that you will as well.
Date published: 2005-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible book.. This is the WORST book I have ever read. Poorly written, stupid plots and the characters were awful. Beth is the worst character I have ever read in literature. This book was a waste of my time and money.
Date published: 2003-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can never go back! "When you go out into the ocean," said Ben, "you cannot find the exact same way back to shore, because the footprints have been washed away." This is the basic theme of this heart-renching book: things can never be exactly as they were before. When Beth is reunited with her kidnapped son many years later, her struggle is magnified as she tries to get to know "Ben" as he was as a child. This mother soon realizes that she must get to know him as he is NOW, and that, once you go out to the ocean, they journey back is never the same.
Date published: 2000-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I found that this novel did not live up to its rave reviews. At times, the writing was confusing, and drawn out. Perhaps the novel would have impacted me more if I was a mother.
Date published: 2000-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Deep End of the Ocean Forget Stephen King and Dean Koontz, this is the most terrifying novel you will ever read. I think anyone who has told their children "wait here, I'll be right back" should read this book. It tells of a family torn apart by the disappearance of their youngest son. Mitchard focuses not just on the parents' grief but also on the devastating effect on the other children. Even their reunion ten years later is bittersweet, and you're never sure if this family is going to survive.
Date published: 2000-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frustrations A good suspense book but I was a little frustrated with it. The mother was annoying character who I wish would get a grip on life and the ending had no sense of closure. I was left longing for another chapter to complete the story.
Date published: 2000-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very emotional I enjoyed reading this book and finished it in 2 days! By the middle of the book, I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend it! The emotions of the characters were very real. Especially in the very last chapter quoting, "I was the one...I was the one who let go of your hand." That just brought me to tears! (If you've read it, you'll understand!)
Date published: 2000-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Deep End of the Ocean Amazing. I could not put this book down, from start to finish. Very emotional - I had to stop reading it in public places because I was so often in tears. I didn't want it to end. Definitely worth reading.
Date published: 1999-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! "The Deep end of the ocean" is an excellent, heart felt novel that comes highly recommended. When I first picked it up i did not know what I was in for, then i could not put it down. I finished the book in 2 days. This is one of the best books I have ever read.
Date published: 1999-08-08

– More About This Product –

The Deep End Of The Ocean

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 7.88 × 5.42 × 0.97 in

Published: November 3, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140286276

ISBN - 13: 9780140286274

From the Publisher

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.

From Our Editors

Jacquelyn Mitchard’s best-selling novel about a mother’s worst nightmare -- the disappearance of her child -- garnered this popular columnist not only top sales but also the prestige of being Oprah’s Book Club’s first selection. In The Deep End of the Ocean, the author plumbs the depths of emotional turmoil, interweaving the intricate balance of family relationships with insights into real, honest and raw life.
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