Jacquelyn Mitchard, Two If By Sea

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Jacquelyn Mitchard, Two If By Sea
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Atlanta History Center says
The suspenseful novel Two If By Sea is about the best and worst in people, and the possibility of heroism and even magic in ordinary life.

Just hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy joins his volunteer rescue unit and pulls a little boy from a submerged car. Without quite knowing why, Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes him to the Midwestern farm of Frank’s youth. There, Frank begins to suspect that Ian has an extraordinary, impossible telepathic gift.

As Frank struggles to start over, training horses, he meets Claudia, a champion equestrian and someone with whom he can share his life — and his fears for Ian. They know that it will be impossible to keep the boy’s gift a secret forever. The fight to keep Ian safe from a sinister group who wants him back takes readers from the ravaged shores of Brisbane to Middle America to a quaint English village.

New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard has written many novels for adults, young adult novels; children’s books; a memoir, Mother Less Child; and a collection of essays, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club, and was later adapted for a feature film starring and produced by Michelle Pfeiffer. Mitchard is the editor in chief and co-creator of Merit Press and a Professor of fiction and creative nonfiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.

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