“An absolute master of storytelling. She writes, as always, with empathy, humor, and grace. This book is a scandalous delight.”

—REBECCA MAKKAINew York Times bestselling author of The Great Believers, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

About Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of 23 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 A Very Inconvenient Scandal

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard comes a page-turning family drama that explores the emotional consequences of loyalty, deception and jealousy.

Stunned by her recently widowed father’s reckless behavior, a young woman must learn to navigate a new world—where the people she should trust the most have become strangers she cannot trust at all.

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

Cage of Stars

“In her sixth novel Mitchard mines the landscape of a shattering family to illuminate the moments of forgiveness and grace.”


The Good Son

“Rich and complex, The Good Son is a compelling novel about the aftermath of a crime in a small, close-knit community.”

Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

Second Nature

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

Still Summer

“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.”

USA Today

The Breakdown Lane

“This is one of the funniest novels about tragedy to come along in a while.”

—Stephen King, Esquire Magazine

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