"I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse"
Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)
"…the truth that everything that matters in life is decided irrevocably in seconds."
The Deep End of the Ocean
"Beth knew that she could not bear up under those thoughts; and she could not heal without inviting them."
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
"It’s an intense tale that really is a mother’s worst nightmare. A lot of you who are mothers think you can’t read the book at first, but you really can — trust me." —Oprah
Featured in Oprah’s Book Club 1996