A Very Inconvenient Scandal (Original)
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About the Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, launched Oprah's Book Club and became an international bestseller, hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her other works, including The Most Wanted, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane, and Cage of Stars have also been well received. Mitchard has appeared on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and numerous other local and national television and radio programs. She was a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and wrote a weekly syndicated column until 2007 which appeared in more than one hundred newspapers across the country. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Life, Reader's Digest, TV Guide, Ladies' Home Journal, and many other publications. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and nine children.
--Rebecca Makkai, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Believers, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize "From its astonishing opening to the marvelous, improbable vision of its final pages, A Very Inconvenient Scandal delivers one remarkable revelation after another. Readers will eagerly follow the willful and likeable Frankie as she struggles to accept the transformation of family and friends in the period after the death of her beloved mother, Beatrice. A tale of family skeletons, community secrets, and the enduring power of friendship and love, this delightful novel shows that it is possible to recover from and even triumph after loss."
--Lan Samantha Chang, author of The Family Chao "A Very Inconvenient Scandal is that rare mix of beautiful prose and terrifying suspense. I devoured it."
--Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author of the Terry Crosswhite series "Only the brilliant Jacquelyn Mitchard could create a novel that's both heartwarming and heartbreaking: the instantly iconic Attleboro family comes to life with its passions, obsessions, pitched battles, and struggles for love and acceptance. From laugh-out-loud clever to pages that you'll read through tears, this thematically gorgeous novel will haunt you long after you close the final page. The story is irresistible--so just let the beautiful writing wash over you, heal you, and empower you. I loved it."
--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today Bestselling author of The House Guest "The spectacular Jacquelyn Mitchard writes of the complexities of family life with wisdom and a keen eye in the riveting A Very Inconvenient Scandal. Frankie is an underwater photographer who finds the depths on dry land more challenging than those in the deep. This page turner will surprise you at every turn. The mysteries of the natural world and the human heart crescendo in the storytelling of the beloved American master."
--Adriana Trigiani, author of The Good Left Undone "A Very Inconvenient Scandal is an intricate story of love found in the entirely unexpected places. Jacquelyn Mitchard's expert hand guides us through the twists and turns of a family drama that resonates with wit, warmth, and mystery. Is there a keener observer of human nature? I doubt it. Few writers can match Jacquelyn Mitchard when it comes to portraying the complicated layers of the ordinary heart. Love Among the Sea Monsters had me laughing out loud while also feeling the ache of the fragile desire to be loved."
--Lee Martin, author of The Bright Forever, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize