A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel

A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel

by Jenni Ogden

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Overview

GOLD: NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD, FICTION, LARGE PUBLISHER (2016)

GOLD: SARTON WOMEN'S BOOK AWARD, CONTEMPORARY FICTION (2016)

GOLD: INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS (IPPYS), BEST FICTION, AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND (2016)

SILVER: READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD, WOMEN'S FICTION

On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. However Turtle Island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here she finds love-for the eccentric islanders who become her family; for Tom, the laid-back turtle whisperer; and for the turtles whose ancient mothering instincts move her to tears. But Anna finds that even on her idyllic drop in the ocean there is pain, and as the months fly past her dream for a new life is threatened by a darkness that challenges everything she has come to believe about the power of love.

Evocative and thought-provoking, A Drop in the Ocean is a story about second chances and hard lessons learned in the gentlest of ways.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473567194
Publisher: Sea Dragon Press
Publication date: 04/07/2021
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 754,292
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jenni Ogden and her husband live off-grid on spectacular Great Barrier Island, 100 kms off the coast of New Zealand, a perfect place to write and for grandchildren to spend their holidays. Winters are spent near a beach in Far North Tropical Queensland. A Drop in the Ocean, her debut novel, first published in 2016, won multiple awards and has sold over 80,000 copies. Her second novel, The Moon is Missing, was published in 2020. Jenni, who holds a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology and was awarded the Distinguished Career Award by the International Neuropsychological Society in 2015, is well-known for her books featuring her patients' moving stories: Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology, and Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook.

Table of Contents

Praise for Jenni Ogden's Books

Epigraph

26 Chapters

Epilogue

Author's Notes on Turtle conservation and Huntington's Disease

Reading Group Questions And Topics For Discussion

Acknowledgments

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The Moon is Missing (first chapters of author's second novel)

Praise for Jenni Ogden's Memoir

About the Author

Customer Reviews