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Jacquelyn Mitchard


USA flag (b.1955)

Born and raised in Chicago, Jacquelyn Mitchard is the daughter of a plumber and a retail clerk. She became a newspaper reporter in 1976, eventually achieving a position as lifestyle columnist for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper. Her weekly column, The Rest of Us, is now nationally syndicated by Tribune Media. She is also a contributing editor for Wondertime Magazine.
Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years - second only to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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Novels
   The Most Wanted (1998)
   A Theory of Relativity (2001)
   Twelve Times Blessed (2003)
   Christmas, Present (2003)
   Starring Prima! (2004)
   The Breakdown Lane (2005)
   Rosalie, My Rosalie (2005)
   Cage of Stars (2006)
   Now You See Her (2007)
   Still Summer (2007)
   All We Know of Heaven (2008)
   Second Nature (2011)
   Two If by Sea (2016)
   The Good Son (2022)
   A Very Inconvenient Scandal (2023)
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Picture Books
   Baby Bat's Lullaby (2004)
   Ready, Set, School! (2007)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Two of a Kind (2006)
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Non fiction
   Mother Less Child (1985)
   Jane Addams (1991)
   The Rest of Us (1997)
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Jacquelyn Mitchard recommends
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Familia (2023)
Lauren E Rico
"Familia has it all: An old crime, unsuspecting victims, a genetic mystery that will explode a family, the enormous tenderness of desperate parents. By page 30, I would have walked on coals to finish reading this story."
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Before You Found Me (2023)
Brooke Beyfuss
"Can there ever be sympathy for a kidnapper? A complex, compelling new novel that dissects the tangled psychology of right and righteousness."
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Horses of Fire (2023)
A D Rhine
"The Trojan War is a much-storied saga of brave men, of treachery, and loss. Not since Euripides have the Trojan women been so celebrated in all their sacrifice and courage, as they fight for their children, their parents, and their right to be recognized as the warriors they are. In Horses of Fire, A.D. Rhine has written a novel of substance that you won't soon forget."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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Who Done It? (2013)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

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