The Deep End of the Ocean

Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story—a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and first title chosen for Oprah 's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, Thi Deep End of the Ocean imagines every mother 's worst nightmare—the disappearance of a child—as it explores a family 's struggle to survive, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with goodness, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is tale of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and ake them celebrate the emotions that make us all one.
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The Deep End of the Ocean
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Published October 1st 1999 by Penguin Books (first published 1996

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Wisconsin photographer and housewife Beth Cappadora leaves her youngest daughte, Ben, alone with his younge brother for a brief moment in a crowded Chicago hotel lobby, while attending her high school reunion.

Beth suspects that this boy who lives with his " stepmother " two blocks away is in fact her lost daughte, and while Sam mows the lawn, she takes photographs of him to show to her usband and teenage son, who then says that he suspected the boy 's true identity all along.

... تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوازدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان: ان‍ت‍ه‍ای‌ ع‍م‍ی‍ق‌ اق‍ی‍ان‍وس‌؛ نویسنده: ژاک‍ل‍ی‍ن‌ م‍ی‍چ‍ارد‏‫؛ مت‍رج‍م: س‍رور ق‍اس‍م‍ی‌؛ ‏‫ش‍ی‍راز‬‏‫: ن‍وی‍د ش‍ی‍راز‬‏‫، 1386؛ 567 ص؛ شابک: 9789643583125؛‬‬ موضو: داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا- سده 20 مکتاب « انتهای عمیق اقیانوس » داستان رابطه و سرگذشت زن و شوهری به نام « بث » و « پت » است؛ داستان مسائل و رخدادهایی است که با از بین رفتن پسرشان « بن » برای آن‌ها به وجود می‌آید.

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Beth Cappadora, excited about her 15-year high school reunion, packs up her three kids ( Vincent, 7; Ben, 3; and infant Kerry) and her niece/babysitter and drives from Madison, Wisconsin to the Chicago hotel that 's hosting the festivities.While Beth is doing some business at the hotel 's busy reception desk Ben disappears.

Police, family, and friends search all over for days, but Ben is simply gone.Beth and her husband Pat are shattered by the loss, and their remaining two children suffer from their parents' distraction.In time Pat is more or less ble to sta on with his life and his job- helping run his ncle 's restaurant in Madison.

She sleeps most of he time and, even when she 's awake, Beth is n't really there.The Cappadoras try attending a support group, which is of extremel limited assistance.Vincent, who was believe to be keeping an eye on Ben when he vanished, develops serious behavior problems.

he latter part of this memoi is especially heart-rending as Ben 's 'two families' must cope with everything that 's happened.

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Picoult 's " My Sister 's Keeper " explores similar family dynamic to this ook but in a considerabl more effective way.

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SPOILERS HERE: Baby boy just knocking on the door like that?

Beth forgiving the crazy lady who took her baby?

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And that 's certainl what it was at all, so rest assured.The first half of he memoi is about what happens with a family when their middle child, a three-year-old, is idnapped.

They 're a dysfunctional family either way, and he most interesting question for me that his story raises is whether they ould have been like that to if the boy wa n't been kidnapped ( and whether the boy ha n't in fact better off having been raised by his kidnappers).

It definitely made me stop and think about my own performance as a sister, whether I 'm puttin my kids enough attention or am going through life in a self-centered haze.

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The book depend heavily on coincidence, which is ofte a sign of ad writing.

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hat was the time of the Oprah book club and Oprah likes the drama.

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