Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels for adults and teenagers, and the recipient of Great Britain’s Talkabout prize, The Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards, and named to the short list for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, with more than 3 million copies in print in 34 languages. Mitchard’s essays also have been published in magazines worldwide, widely anthologized, and incorporated into school curricula.
About The Good Son
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard comes the gripping, emotionally charged novel of a mother who must help her son after he is convicted of a devastating crime.
What do you do when the person you love best becomes unrecognizable to you? For Thea Demetriou, the answer is both simple and agonizing: you keep loving him somehow.
Praise for Jacquelyn Mitchard's Work
The Deep End of the Ocean
“This wrenching first novel, flies in the face of everything movies and your better class of talk shows say about bad things that happen to good people ... wonderfully written”
—Gail Collins, The New York Times Book Review
“Second Nature is a love story like no other. Sicily survives an unimaginable tragedy must then struggle against impossible odds in her quest to find what we all want—true connection, fulfillment, and lasting love.”
—Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice
No Time to Wave Goodbye
“In this masterful sequel to her blockbuster bestseller, The Deep End of the Ocean, she revisits characters so human, so flawed, that their angst becomes ours, an adventure that only a storyteller of Ms. Mitchard’s stature can resolve it with meaning and grace.”
—Barbara Delinsky, author of Before and Again
The Breakdown Lane
“This is one of the funniest novels about tragedy to come along in a while.”
—Stephen King, Esquire Magazine
“Readers will wring their hands with frustration, weep with sadness and second-guess the choices these women make. But we can only sit back - or sit on the edge of our seats - and let Mitchard's terror-filled tale wash over us.”
Cage of Stars
“In her sixth novel Mitchard mines the landscape of a shattering family to illuminate the moments of forgiveness and grace.”