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New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard's novels, with their riveting stories and unforgettable characters, have won the hearts of millions of readers. Now, from the author of The Deep End of the Ocean and No Time to Wave Goodbye, comes the fierce and moving tale of one woman's fight for her identity and her life when fate holds out a second chance.

Sicily Coyne was just thirteen when her father was killed in a school fire that left her face disfigured. Twelve years later, a young surgeon, Eliza Cappadora, offers hope in the form of a revolutionary new surgery that may give Sicily back the grace and function she lost. Raised by a dynamic, tenacious aunt who taught her to lead a normal life, and engaged to a wonderful man who knew her long before the accident, Sicily rejects the offer: She knows who she is, and so do the people who love her. But when a secret surfaces that shatters Sicily's carefully constructed world, she calls off the wedding and agrees to the radical procedure in order to begin a new life.

Her beauty restored virtually overnight, Sicily rushes toward life with open arms, seeking new experiences, adventures, and, most of all, love. But she soon discovers that her new face carries with it risks that no one could have imagined. Confronting a moral and medical crisis that quickly becomes a matter of life and death, Sicily is surrounded by experts and loving family, but the choice that will transform her future, for better or worse, is one she must make alone.

An intense and moving story of courage, consequence, and possibility, Second Nature showcases the acclaimed storyteller at her very best.

Genre: Literary Fiction    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"Second Nature is a love story like no other. Sicily Coyne survives an unimaginable tragedy, skillfully imagined by Jacquelyn Mitchard, and must then face seemingly insurmountable obstacles and struggle against impossible odds in her quest to find what we all want--true connection, fulfillment, and lasting love." - Lisa Genova

"Mitchard writes with passion and artistry, weaving a vivid story that both moves and astonishes. From the very first paragraph, you know you are in the hands of a gifted writer." - Tess Gerritsen

"Mitchard is one of my favorite writers for a reason. This is her best book yet." - Karin Slaughter

"Jacquelyn Mitchard is back with a fascinating story that only she can tell. The characters are the sort that stay with you long after the last page is turned." - Kathryn Stockett


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Used availability for Jacquelyn Mitchard's Second Nature

Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Second Nature: A Love Story
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN: 1-4000-6775-8 / 978-1-4000-6775-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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October 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Second Nature: A Love Story (Center Point Platinum Romance)
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN: 1-61173-203-4 / 978-1-61173-203-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Second Nature: A Love Story
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Second Nature (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN: 0-307-70184-0 / 978-0-307-70184-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Second Nature: A Love Story
Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA