The Deep End of the Ocean

Recommended by Oprah Winfrey, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #51 in Oprah

Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the... more

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Oprah Winfrey CEO/O NetworkIt's an intense tale that really is a mother's worst nightmare. A lot of you who are mothers think you can't read the book at first, but you really can — trust me. (Source)

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