A Drop in the Ocean
GOLD WINNER, 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS (IPPYS) for AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND BEST REGIONAL 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."
GOLD WINNER, 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS (IPPYS) for AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND BEST REGIONAL FICTION
In A Drop In The Ocean, protagonist Anna Fergusson learns that love is about letting go. Jenni Ogden takes us on a sweeping journey, rich with unique characters and places, moving backward and forward in time, to reach this poignant and heartfelt lesson. Ann Hood, New York Times best-selling author of The Knitting Circle,
'Evocative and thought-provoking, A Drop In The Ocean is a story about belonging and the ripples that can flow from the family we choose to the family that chooses us.' --Anita Heiss, finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards and best-selling author
'Reading A Drop in the Ocean was everything a reading experience should be, endearing and enduring, time spent with characters who seem to be people I already knew.' --Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Deep End Of The Ocean
Jenni Ogden is the Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at University of Auckland