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New York Times bestselling author's latest book set mainly in southern WI

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MADISON (WKOW) -- New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard is in Madison today to promote her latest novel, "Two if by Sea," and talked about it this morning with Dani Maxwell on Wake Up Wisconsin.

You may remember Mitchard's novel "The Deep End of the Ocean," which went on to become not only a very popular book and the very first one featured in Oprah's Book Club, but was also made into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer. 

Now, after writing many novels, she's just released her latest entitled "Two if by Sea," about a man who has lost everything, but saves a young boy in the midst of a tsunami. Much of the book is set in Sauk County, Wisconsin with frequent trips into Madison and Chicago. Mitchard herself spent much of her life in Wisconsin, so the references in the book will certainly connect with a local audience.

This novel is a sort of "comeback book" for Mitchard, whose family was the victim of a con artist who stole the millions of dollars she made over the years. She, her husband and nine children were on food stamps for a time.

Mitchard will be at the Madison Public Central Library Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. as part of her book tour. If you're interested in buying her book, you can learn more or purchase it here

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