Join us for a talk by #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Jacquelyn Mitchard. Mitchard’s new book “Two if By Sea” is described by the publisher as “an epic story of courage and devotion that spans three continents and the entire map of the human heart. It tells the story of former police officer Frank Mercy, who loses his wife and her entire family in a Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane. He immediately goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit and pulls a little boy from a submerged car, saving the child’s life with only seconds to spare. In that moment, Frank’s own life is transformed. Not quite knowing why, Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes the boy home to the Midwestern farm where he grew up.”
Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in June of 1996, and was chosen as the first selection for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. The editor of a realistic Young Adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard is the author of seven novels for Young Adults. Her work has won the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards, as well as the UK’s Walkabout Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. She is a professor of Creative Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a contributing editor for More magazine. Mitchard grew up in Chicago, and now lives on Cape Cod with her family.
This program is free and reservations are not required. Audience members will be seated upon arrival until all available seats are full. Please arrive early to ensure your seat!