“How far would you go to save the life of a child? That’s what Kate Malloy, a young motherless environmental researcher must ask herself in this searing tale of love and desperate acts set against a backdrop of surreal beauty and unspeakable cruelty. Enthralling, exhilarating, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD is full of characters who must trust and love without any assurance that either will be returned. It’s a cinematic tale whose characters and their difficult choices will stay with you long after you’ve closed the book.”
--Suzanne Chazin, award-winning author of the Jimmy Vega novels

Picture This (2012)
Jacqueline Sheehan made serious waves with her much beloved runaway bestseller, Lost and Found (“The best book I’ve read in a long time” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips). Now she treats readers to a sequel, Picture This—a story of rebirth and personal redemption that is as moving, funny, and heart-soaring as its predecessor. Whip-smart contemporary women’s fiction with heart and soul, in Picture This, Rocky Pelligrino is back on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine, along with Cooper the dog, the beautiful black Labrador retriever who gave her a new “leash” on life. But this time a new wrinkle warps the fabric of her world when a young girl shows up on Rocky’s doorstep claiming to be the long-lost daughter of her late husband. Could this young girl hold a tendril of the man who was the love of her life? Or could the girl’s appearance throw Rocky’s world into chaos . . . and shatter her heart again?

The poignant and unforgettable sequel to the beloved bestseller Lost & Found; a marvelous tale of life-altering surprises and unanticipated guests

Jacqueline's new book, Picture This, is available in stores and online.

Anna O'Shea has failed at marriage, shed her job at a law firm when she and her recalcitrant nephew are summoned to the past in a manner that nearly destroys them. Her 21st Century skills pale as she struggles to find her nephew in 1844 Ireland. For one of them, the past is filled with privilege. For the other, the past is brutally difficult, filled with hunger and struggle. Will every choice that they make reverberate through time? And do Irish wolfhounds carry the souls of the ancient Celts?

Rocky's husband was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless, and her world changed forever. Haunted by guilt, she quits her job, chops off her hair and heads for a place where no one know her, on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine. She leaves her job as a psychologist behind and becomes an animal control warden. She saves a wounded black lab and is determined to uncover the mystery of his nearly fatal injury.

The Comet's Tale: A Novel About Sojourner Truth (2003)
Based on the life of Sojourner Truth.

The Comet's Tale reads like a fast-paced poetic memoir, telling the tale of the abolitionist heroine with innocence and accuracy. Sheehan imagines the interior life of Sojourner Truth, reaching beyond the heroine’s social and political persona to create a searing novel that infuses the historical atrocities of the 1800’s with the psychological speculation of who Sojourner really was.
Reading to Irish Wolfhounds

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Come back to Peaks Island, Maine with Jacqueline Sheehan's new book, Picture This.
"A well-researched, enjoyable read, with a poignantly engaging young hero."
–Diana Gabaldon, NYT bestselling author of the Outlander and Lord John series
“Spellbinding…an altogether enjoyable adventure with a heavy helping of magic.”
Publishers Weekly
“Sheehan eloquently channels both human and canine voices in this bittersweet tale of wounded lives renewed.”
–Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of Becoming Finola
Historical Fiction
“Sheehan’s writing is lively and vivid and her feel for historical detail is fine…”
New York Times

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