JACQUELYN MITCHARD- VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
Virtual Author Event
in conversation with Karen Dionne
Wednesday, January 19th
Boswell Book Company of Milwaukee and Books & Company of Oconomowoc present a virtual evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard, the beloved author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Cage of Stars, and former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist. For this event, Mitchard will be in conversation with Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter.
Mitchard's latest is The Good Son, a gripping novel of a mother who must help her son after he is convicted of a devastating crime. When everything known to be true is turned inside out, love is the only constant that remains.
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. Stefan was just seventeen when he went to prison for the drug-fueled murder of his girlfriend, Belinda. Three years later, he's released to a world that refuses to let him move on. Belinda's mother, once Thea's good friend, galvanizes the community to rally against him to protest in her daughter's memory. The media paints Stefan as a symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice. Neighbors, employers, even some members of Thea's own family turn away. Meanwhile Thea struggles to understand her son. At times, he is still the sweet boy he has always been; at others, he is a young man tormented by guilt and almost broken by his time in prison. But as his efforts to make amends meet escalating resistance and threats, Thea suspects more forces are at play than just community outrage. And if there is so much she never knew about her own son, what other secrets has she yet to uncover--especially about the night Belinda died?
About the Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels for adults, seven novels for teenagers, and five children's books. These include The Deep End of the Ocean, the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. She is also a professor of creative writing whose short stories, articles, essays and book reviews have been widely published. She is a former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist. A native of Chicago, she now lives on Cape Cod with her family.