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The author of The Deep End of the Ocean delivers a compelling, emotionally charged tale of tragedy, revenge, and redemption.

Twelve-year-old Veronica Swan’s idyllic life in a close-knit Mormon community is shattered when her two younger sisters are brutally murdered. Although her parents find the strength to forgive the deranged killer, Veronica is unable to do the same. Years later she sets out alone to avenge her sisters’ deaths, dropping her identity and severing ties in the process. As she closes in on the murderer, Veronica will discover the true meaning of sin and compassion before she makes a decision that will change her and her family’s lives forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Cage of Stars is a worthwhile and compelling read, a novel that has all the elements of good storytelling.”

    Washington Post 

  • “Sweet and solid.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mitchard tells a compelling, even suspenseful, story; skillfully crafts an authentic narrative voice, and succeeds in humanizing the adherents of a religion that still suffers from widespread negative stereotypes.”


  • “Hope Davis’ performance is spot-on as her voice reveals Ronnie’s innocence and earnestness, maintaining consistency as the years pass.”


Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kris | 2/17/2014

    " Very good book. Easy to get into it right away and I didn't want to put it down. I especially enjoyed the bits of information about the LDS religion. (Latter Day Saints) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Barbara | 2/16/2014

    " About a girl who's two sisters were murdered at a young age when she was babysitting. A man named Scott killed them because he went off his medication and didn't know why he did it. He gets help and moves away. The sister who survives follows him to his new place and weaves her way into his life without him knowing who she is. She is trying to change her own life in the meantime by going to school. After awhile she has to come down to a decision of moving on in her life or get revenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Jennifer Parsons | 2/16/2014

    " For some reason, I had a hard time getting into this book ... picked it up a week ago and read a few pages and then put it down. Finally picked it back up ... and I ended up liking it. It was interesting to read such a controversial plot about a Mormon girl. Reminds me that we're all "regular" people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Gail | 2/8/2014

    " In the vein of Jodi Picoult. "

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About the Author
Author Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, launched Oprah’s Book Club and became an international bestseller, hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her other works, including The Most Wanted, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane, and Cage of Stars have also been well received. Mitchard has appeared on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and numerous other local and national television and radio programs. She was a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and wrote a weekly syndicated column until 2007 which appeared in more than one hundred newspapers across the country. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Life, Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, Ladies’ Home Journal, and many other publications. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and nine children.

About the Narrator

Hope Davis has starred in more than twenty feature films, including Arlington Road, American Splendor, and Next Stop Wonderland. Also an accomplished stage actress, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway play God of Carnage