Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A suggestion

My friend Joy emailed me, having just read The Deep End of the Ocean, by Jacquelyn Mitchard. An Oprah book club entry. Joy said she spent the weekend speeding through it. "I had hesitated to pick it up, since it dealt with the kidnapping of a 3-year-old, but it was worth it (although I really did squirm at times). Another reason to read this: the author is another U of I alum!"

Joy and I both graduated from the University of Illinois so we love to support alumni authors! I have this sneaking suspicion that I already read it, but I am going to look it up at the library or on Amazon to make sure. We'd love to hear anyone else's comments on it!

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I read this one, but it was a while ago, so I can't really remember the outcome of the story. I will enjoy reading your summary of it, because it will probably help me remember!

Joy said...

Amy, Jacquelyn Mitchard has a very nice website, http://www.jacquelynmitchard.com/; this book was actually the first Oprah book club choice (didn't realize that until I saw it on her site). It's actually from 1996 (gosh, I'm so behind in my reading), so I bet you've read it. I'm toying with doing my own challenge, reading a "tour" of UIUC alums! Don't forget Suze Orman....

Joy said...

P.S. oh, yeah, and Michelle Pfeiffer starred in the movie version....gee, I really am behind!

Amy said...

Okay, if it's the one that was made into the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer then I did read it. But I will definitely check out her website - I think a U of I author challenge would be great!

Cindy said...

Read this and also saw the movie. I liked both.