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To view it, click here. Vincent's film is nominated and wins an Oscar and during the ceremony Sam's daughter is kidnapped. I couldn't help but think, really? You're using this plot device again?!? From there, the plot just got more and more ridiculous. They figure who took Stella and the hunt to get her back starts. The chase includes snowshoe training, Sam having a near death experience, an isolated cabin, suicide and frostbite. The writing and story elicted no empathy with the characters and no insight into the family dynamic.
The end was neatly tied up when Stella was returned and the family all forgives each other. Read the first book and skip this one. Sep 21, Laurel-Rain rated it it was amazing. Twenty years after the events of "The Deep End of the Ocean Oprah's Book Club ," the Cappadora family still struggles with issues that sprang from that horrendous period in all their lives.
And despite the reunion that came to them, their son Ben still calls himself "Sam," the name given to him by his "kidnapper," and still considers George, his "father" during that period, his "dad. Vincent, the older son, has been in and out of trouble, but now, finally, he seems to be on the right track. And he has produced, with the help of friends and even his brother and sister, Ben and Kerry, a documentary film. On the night of its preview, Beth still doesn't know its mysterious topic.
When she watches the film, however, she feels sick and proud at the same time. For her son has created a film about abducted children. Children still out there, missing—and then includes their family's story as well. Beth feels betrayed, but can see that it is extremely good. Then the unexpected happens upon the film's release. It is nominated for an Academy Award. On the night of the awards' show, the family is there, celebrating and honoring their beloved family member.
Events suddenly spin out of control and a tragedy occurs that will draw them all back into the past, revisiting the worst moments of their lives—and they must solve a mystery that will determine life or death for one of their own. Sometimes sequels are disappointing, or fall flat in comparison to the original story. That is not the case here.
Mitchard has told another brilliant story of family, with all its secrets, betrayals, and complicated dynamics, and won my heart as I cheered the family on to the brilliant conclusion. Even at the end, a surprising twist presents the possibility of more to the story. A Novel" is definitely five stars. Sep 22, Tamlyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Interesting sequel to Deep End of the Ocean, but the writing style is awkward and sometimes hard to follow.
Had to read quite a few sentences twice to make sense of them. Oct 22, Frosty61 rated it it was ok. I didn't like this nearly as much as some of Mitchard's previous books. There are many, many characters that are hard to keep straight and the story meanders, especially in the beginning. Jul 26, Lisa Vegan rated it liked it Recommends it for: I won this sequel at the Goodreads first-reads giveaway program. I almost gave this book a 4 star rating, but then I would have had to increase The Deep End of the Ocean to a 5 star rating.
For me, this book is probably a 3 star book and The Deep End of the Ocean 4 stars. I loved the first book for the excellent family drama and for the unforgettable Cappadora family members. I am glad that this sequel was written and I loved catching up with this family, its members, including its new members. This first book, despite the kidnapping of a young child being at the center of the novel, was a family drama. This sequel takes place over a decade after the ending of the last book. This book, which does have plenty of family drama elements, is more of a thriller than a drama.
I loved the last few chapters of this book and how all sorts of loose ends reached their resolutions. I liked that there sufficient background information given about the first novel, so this novel could be read on its own. I thoroughly enjoyed learning what happened to these characters and I continued to enjoy their company. I found the search dog fascinating.
Also, this sounds strange, but while I appreciated this book and was satisfied with how things turned out, I would have rather had it arrive there with a different story. I am not a writer though and I have no other particular story in mind, just some ideas that flitted through my head as I read. This book involves child kidnapping found and not found, and the Oscars makes an important appearance in the first part of the book. Jun 24, Marie desJardins rated it it was ok.
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But I just found myself completely disengaged from the characters. The story just doesn't ring true in so many ways. The dialogue is stilted and doesn't sound like real people. The characters aren't actually drawn with any depth, and their actions don't make that much sense half the time.
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Little things started bothering me early on -- one of the first extended sequences in the book is the premiere of a documentary about missing children by the older brother the one who wasn't abducted. Everybody in the audience knows what the movie is about -- except his mother. Somehow he's kept her from finding out anything about the movie during a year or more of filming and production, with the whole rest of the family involved.
And why would he do this? Well, it's never exactly clear; somehow he thinks she will be upset that he's made this movie, yet he made it to try to connect with her. Throughout the premiere, which lasts for an incredibly long time in "book time," the people in the theater are watching each other unbelievably closely. That doesn't make sense, either -- who can see every person in a darkened movie theater, and read their subtle reactions? And why would they be doing that instead of watching the movie? Mitchard also tends to be overly verbose in places where it doesn't really create any sense of place or character, just gets in the way of what she's trying to say.
At times I feel like she must have been writing with a thesaurus sitting next to her. I just didn't buy into the people and their story, and by a quarter of the way into the book, I was really just skimming to see if any character development was going to happen. By halfway through, I was in serious rapid-skimming mode -- I sort of wanted to know how it all turned out, but not enough to bother with the details.
Anyway, I doubt I'll go read it after this one. Not a big fan. Nov 20, Sidna rated it it was ok. When Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel, "Deep End of the Ocean" was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her first book club selection, the book immediately became a best seller. I thought it was an interesting book, but not great.
At the time, I lived in Milwaukee and was a fan of Mitchard's column in the Journal Sentinel so I was pleased at her success. She and I had some similar life experiences and I had an opportunity to correspond with her via email and to meet her. She was warm and gracious. I wish When Jacquelyn Mitchard's first novel, "Deep End of the Ocean" was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her first book club selection, the book immediately became a best seller.
I wish I liked her novels better. I have been disappointed in her novels since the first one. I had never heard of this book until I spotted it on sale at a book store that is going out of business. The book reintroduces the Cappadora family 22 years after their 3-year-old son Ben was abducted.
He was missing for 9 years, then was returned home. The woman who had kidnapped him had died in the interim and he was raised by her husband, who appeared to be a wonderful man. Ben, who had been renamed Sam, preferred the father he knew to the birth family he didn't know, and went back and forth between the two families during his teen years. He is now married and has a baby daughter. In her Acknowledgments, Mitchard thanks her readers who asked her "what became of the lost boy, Vincent, until finally I knew. His film is nominated for an Academy Award as the Best Documentary. His family is thrilled when the film wins the Oscar, only to be devastated when Ben's six-month-old daughter is abducted.
The rest of the book is about trying to find the granddaughter and what happens to some of the other families. The kidnapping of the baby in this book did not ring true to me. I would have enjoyed reading about Vincent's success and how the members of the family have coped, instead of reading about how the family is devasted by another child abduction. Jul 24, Kris - My Novelesque Life rated it it was ok. Ben returned from the deep end as another child and has never felt entirely at ease with the family he was born into.
The subject of Vincent's new documentary, 'No Time to Wave Goodbye,' shakes Vincent's unsuspecting family to the core; it focuses on five families caught in the tortuous web of never knowing the fate of their abducted children. The film earns tremendous acclaim, but just as the Cappadoras are about to celebrate the culmination of Vincent's artistic success, what Beth fears the most occurs, and the Cappadoras are cast back into the past, revisiting the worst moment of their lives-with only hours to find the truth that can save a life.
No Time to Wave Goodbye by Jacquelyn Mitchard
It is well written but I just didn't get into it and it did not feel like it was relevant or interesting. Oct 01, Diane rated it really liked it. In The Deep End of the Ocean, three year old Ben Cappadora was kidnapped, and surprisingly, he returns home nine years later. In Mitchard's latest novel, the Cappadora children are grown. Vincent, an older brother of Ben, films a documentary about five families whose children were abducted and are still missing.
Sister Kerry helps with the film.
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At the screening of the documentary, Beth, the mother, is shocked when she learns what the film is about. The film begins to stir up old wounds and emotions among family members. When the film is nominated for an Academy Award, everyone is thrilled for Vincent, and everyone is looking forward to the big event. While the family is celebrating at the ceremony, the happiness they are feeling becomes short-lived when the unthinkable happens --another abduction occurs, causing all the past terrors of such a horrible event to be relived. A good story with some poignant and skillfully drawn out scenes, kept me turning the pages.
However, all was not perfect with this novel. There were boring and unnecessary details which seemed to go on forever about Hollywood, fashions and makeovers. There were also some highly improbable events that occurred. The author did redeem herself, in my opinion, by tying up some loose ends rather well.
To get the full impact of the story, I would recommend reading The Deep End of the Ocean first, or at least watch the movie, if you have not done so already. Aug 31, Linda King rated it it was amazing. The Cappadora family is welcome in my home any time. I was delighted when I heard that there would be more. Jacquelyn Mitchard has an insight into family dynamics th The Cappadora family is welcome in my home any time.
Jacquelyn Mitchard has an insight into family dynamics that is remarkable. From page one, I knew it would be an adventure with twists and turns — feelings of betrayal and feelings of love and desperation. I was thrilled with the success of Vincent, happy that Ben had found a life he could embrace and, pleased that Kerry was encouraging and supporting her family. Often when there is a tragedy as experienced by this family, the unit cannot hold together, and hearts cannot mend. From the Oscars to the wilderness, this family has endured it all.
Many of us can relate to the pain and agony that can happen when families are attacked from within and without. Beth is every woman. That is why so many relate to her and her desires, passions, frustrations and sense of longing for family and normalcy. Jackie Mitchard truly has an insight into every woman. This is the best book I have read all year and I read a lot. Dec 15, Laren rated it liked it Shelves: This book is a sequel to the author's "The Deep End of the Ocean", Oprah's first ever book club pick.
You don't really need to have read the first one to understand this one. But this one is not as good as that one either. Ben was kidnapped when he was young, but was found many years later. Difficulties in the family ensued. That was the first book. This one picks up many years later. Ben is married to the daughter of the police detective who worked his kidnapping case, and they have a small dau This book is a sequel to the author's "The Deep End of the Ocean", Oprah's first ever book club pick. Ben is married to the daughter of the police detective who worked his kidnapping case, and they have a small daughter.
His brother Vincent has just made a documentary about children who go missing and are never found. The film is nominated for an Academy Award. Then the unthinkable happens Although this book does explore the characters thoughts and feelings somewhat, here that is secondary to the storyline being told. I bought into the implausibility of the plot line until the experienced rescue person allowed the brothers to accompany her.
From there it was all downhill into an overly neat resolution tied up with a pretty bow at the end. This is completely opposite of the first book and why I loved it. So this is an entertaining book, but it won't achieve the greatness of the original story. Nov 27, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: I would definitely recommend reading that one before this one; you really need to know the background of the Cappadora family to totally get the sequel. I didn't expect much more than mediocrity due to the slightly less than average rating, and my expectations were right on target.
I really liked the beginning and the very end, but the bulk o No Time to Wave Goodbye is the sequel to The Deep End of the Ocean , which I read over a decade ago when Oprah announced it as her very first book club pick. I really liked the beginning and the very end, but the bulk of the novel was too sappy and cheesy for my taste. I found myself rolling my eyes at several parts of the story. Despite this, however, it was a page-turner and a quick read. Oct 13, mary rated it liked it Shelves: Then there was A Theory of Relativity which was almost as good as the first two.
Unfortunately, all Mitchard's subsequent titles seemed to slide downhill, picking up speed as they progressed. I was heartened by Cage of Stars , but depressed again with her next three titles. Now it seems Mitchard has gone back to the well, and in No Time to Wave Goodbye she revisits the Cappadora family twenty years after the events of Deep End.
I'm just about half way in, and I'll reserve final judgement until I finish, but so far it seems like a trip she shouldn't have taken. Not too bad; I especially liked the end. It was a lovely coda to the whole. Jul 31, Patty rated it it was ok Shelves: I wanted so much more from this book. The Deep End of the Ocean is one of my all-time favorite books. Unfortunately, I feel like Mitchard's writing is getting worse instead of better. I really didn't like Still Summer, and this book has the same problem; Mitchard thinks we want action and suspense, and I don't.
I just want character development and, in this case, to catch up on much-loved characters from another book. All I got was that Pat and Beth are stinking rich I wanted so much more from this book. The survivalist stuff as they go off to rescue Stella? This was such a disappointment.
Jan 28, Kerri rated it liked it. Sep 14, Margie rated it it was ok Shelves: The activity seemed frenetic, but there was no depth to the characters, and their emotions seemed fake. New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard captured the heart of a nation with The Deep End of the Ocean , her celebrated debut novel about mother Beth Cappadora, a child kidnapped, a family in crisis. Now, in No Time to Wave Goodbye , the unforgettable Cappadoras are in peril once again, forced to confront an unimaginable evil. It has been twenty-two years since Beth Cappadora's three-year-old son Ben was abducted.
By some miracle, he returned nine years later, and the family began to pick up the pieces of their lives. But their peace has always been fragile: Ben returned from the deep end as another child and has never felt entirely at ease with the family he was born into. Now the Cappadora children are grown: Ben is married with a baby girl, Kerry is studying to be an opera singer, and Vincent has emerged from his troubled adolescence as a fledgling filmmaker. The subject of Vincent's new documentary, 'No Time to Wave Goodbye,' shakes Vincent's unsuspecting family to the core; it focuses on five families caught in the tortuous web of never knowing the fate of their abducted children.
Though Beth tries to stave off the torrent of buried emotions, she is left wondering if she and her family are fated to relive the past forever. The film earns tremendous acclaim, but just as the Cappadoras are about to celebrate the culmination of Vincent's artistic success, what Beth fears the most occurs, and the Cappadoras are cast back into the past, revisiting the worst moment of their lives-with only hours to find the truth that can save a life. High in a rugged California mountain range, their rescue becomes a desperate struggle for survival.