NO TIME TO WAVE GOODBYE
It's been a long time coming, but Mitchard has written the sequel to her bestselling novel The Deep End of the Ocean, which focuses on how a family copes with a tragic event. It feels like there's only
been a Band-Aid holding the wounded Cappadoras together, and when it's ripped off, intense feelings and emotions pour out. They act human in all their imperfections and come close to losing everything, but somehow manage to
come through it all intact. The 13 years between novels has been worth the wait.
The night of the premiere, Beth and Pat are shocked that the film focuses on the trauma of child abduction. It brings back all the dormant feelings of their own experience. Beth is proud when the film gets an Academy Award nomination, but on the big night, the family once again has the spotlight focused on them when a dangerous situation throws their life into turmoil and Beth wonders if the past can ever truly be healed. (RANDOM HOUSE, Sep., 208 pp., $25.00)