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No time to wave goodbye : a novel
Jacquelyn Mitchard
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Mitchard returns to the Cappadoras from The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's first book club pick), proving that, sometimes, sequels work. In this harrowing outing, set 13 years after the events of Ocean, the oldest Cappadora son, Vincent, 29, has become a filmmaker, and with the help of his brother, Ben (who was kidnapped in the first book), and sister, Kerry, makes a documentary about child abduction. When the film is nominated for an Academy Award, the family is pushed into the scrutinizing eye of the public, and then tragedy strikes with the disappearance of Ben's daughter, plunging the family into a riveting ordeal that takes them from Hollywood to a grim, middle-of-nowhere confrontation. Along the way, family bonds are stretched to the breaking point, and Mitchard charts a tormented family dynamic with shocking ease. This action-packed and emotionally rich drama is every bit as satisfying as its predecessor. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In this sequel to The Deep End of the Ocean, Mitchard returns to the Cappadora family. It's been 13 years since Ben was returned to his family after being abducted at age three. Now, the family is gathered to watch the premiere of oldest son Vincent's documentary about abducted children. As they watch the film, his parents are hurled back into their troubled past. As much as they would like to leave all the turmoil behind, the family is thrust once again into the spotlight as the documentary earns an Oscar nomination. And then another child is abducted. Verdict While the original novel focused poignantly on the inner world and grief of Beth Cappadora, the sequel is firmly in suspense and adventure territory. Family dynamics are skillfully drawn, but the overall feel and pacing of the novel are closer to the action and drama of Mitchard's Still Summer. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/09; library marketing.]-Jan Blodgett, Davidson Coll. Lib., NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Beth Cappadora
Son was kidnapped from a hotel lobby when he was three-years-old and went missing for nine years; now reliving the past.

Vincent Cappadora
Age: 29
Beth's oldest son; made a documentary film about child abduction that was nominated for an Academy Award.

Ben Cappadora
Age: 25
Vincent's brother; was abducted when he was three-years-old; returned to his family nine years later; returned to his family a different child and has never felt like he belonged with them; helped his brother make a documentary film; daughter is kidnapped.

Cappadora. Kerry
Vincent and Ben's sister; studying to be an opera singer.

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