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Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1957. She studied creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1976, she became a journalist and eventually achieved the position as lifestyle columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. Her weekly column, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, appeared in 125 newspapers nationwide until she retired it in 2007. She is the author of children's, young adult, and adult books. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club and was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. It was also adapted into a movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other adult novels include The Breakdown Lane; Twelve Times Blessed; Christmas, Present; A Theory of Relativity; The Most Wanted; Cage of Stars; and Still Summer. Her children's books include Starring Prima!: The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie; Rosalie, My Rosalie: The Tale of a Duckling; and Ready, Set , School! Her young adult books include Now You See Her; All We Know of Heaven; and The Midnight Twins series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Deep End of the Ocean 3,457 copies, 53 reviews
Cage of Stars 809 copies, 45 reviews
The Most Wanted 677 copies, 8 reviews
A Theory of Relativity 593 copies, 10 reviews
The Breakdown Lane 550 copies, 20 reviews
Ready, Set, School! 481 copies, 5 reviews
Still Summer 430 copies, 21 reviews
Twelve Times Blessed 330 copies, 6 reviews
Baby Bat's Lullaby 273 copies, 2 reviews
No Time to Wave Goodbye 266 copies, 24 reviews
The Midnight Twins 206 copies, 19 reviews
All We Know of Heaven 206 copies, 11 reviews
Two If by Sea 188 copies, 12 reviews
What We Saw At Night 145 copies, 12 reviews
Now You See Her 139 copies, 7 reviews
Shadow Show (Contributor) 329 copies, 30 reviews
My Little Red Book (Contributor) 160 copies, 27 reviews
Who Done It? (Contributor) 122 copies, 4 reviews
It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons (Contributor) 76 copies, 4 reviews
P.S. What I Didn't Say (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
Because I Love Her (Contributor) 14 copies

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Jacquelyn Mitchard is an American journalist and author. She has written the best-selling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club, on September 17, 1996. Other books by Mitchard include The Breakdown Lane, Twelve Times Blessed, Christmas, Present, A Theory of Relativity, The Most Wanted, Cage of Stars, No Time to Wave Goodbye, Second Nature - A Love Story, and Still Summer.
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