An Evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard

by Jackie P.

It’s not too late to see bestselling author Jacquelyn MitchardBestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard this Saturday! Her book The Deep End of the Ocean was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and was made into a major feature film. The editor of a realistic Young Adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard also 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 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). She is a professor of creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and former contributing editor for More magazine. Mitchard grew up in Chicago, and now lives on Cape Cod with her family.

Heavy hors d’ouvres and beverages will be served at the reception/presentation. There are no tickets for this event, but guests will be encouraged to make a generous donation to Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Please RSVP by emailing or calling Jennifer O’Brien at 360-651-7074 or

If you aren’t familiar with Mitchard, she’s best known for her family-centered fiction filled with tough issues, but which are ultimately uplifting. She’s praised for her believable characters and sensitive stories that have a core of honesty. Her prose is straightforward, but still evokes a strong sense of place alongside gripping emotional stories that sometimes accompany elements of suspense (NoveList). Fans of Jodi Picoult, Christina Schwarz, Anna Quindlen, Anita Shreve, and Chris Bohjalian will all find elements in Mitchard’s work to enjoy.

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We hope to see you there on Saturday!

An evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

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