How to be Lost: A Novel

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Arrow, 2006 - Missing children - 290 pages
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To their neighbours in suburban Holt, New York, the Winters family has it all: a grand home, a trio of radiant daughters and a sense of security in their affluent corner of America.But when five-year-old Ellie disappears, the fault lines within the Winters family are exposed.

Fifteen years later, Caroline, now a New Orleans cocktail waitress, sees a photograph of a woman in People Magazine. Convinced that it is Ellie all grown up, Caroline embarks on a search for her missing sister. As she travels through the New Mexico desert, the mountains of Colorado, and the smoky underworld of Montana, she devotes herself to salvaging her broken family.

How To Be Lost is a spellbinding novel about sisters, family secrets - and love.

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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

Loved it! Had a hard time getting anything else done, just wanted to get back to this book. Well written, emotional and all around great story. Favorite line : Maybe that's what love is, in the end: a shared illusion of safety. Read full review

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

I picked this novel up at a Friends of the Library book sale. When it actually came to reading it, I kept putting it off, thinking it would be depressing and sad. What it turned out to be was actually ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Sleep Toward Heaven. The New York Post named Ward one of five Writers to Watch in 2003.

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