How to Be Lost

How to Be Lost

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Caroline Winters' family broke apart after the disappearance of her five-year old sister, but now, fifteen years later, she has seen someone who looks like her sister and she sets out on a journey to find her.

Blackwell North Amer
To their neighbors in suburban Holt, New York, the Winters family has it all: a grand home, a trio of radiant daughters, and a sense that they are safe in their affluent corner of America. But when five-year-old Ellie disappears, the fault lines within the Winters family are exposed. Joseph, once a successful businessman, succumbs to his demons. Isabelle retreats into memories of her debutante days in Savannah, Georgia. And Ellie's bereft sisters grow apart: Madeline reluctantly stays home, while Caroline runs away.
Fifteen years later, Caroline, now a New Orleans cocktail waitress, sees a photograph of a woman in a magazine. Convinced that it is Ellie all grown up, Caroline embarks on a search for her missing sister, armed with Xerox copies of the photograph, an amateur detective guide, and a cooler of Dixie beer. As Caroline travels through the New Mexico desert, the mountains of Colorado, and the smoky underworld of Montana, she devotes herself to salvaging her broken family.

& Taylor

The perfect lives of the affluent Winters family--father, mother, and three beautiful daughters--begin to unravel when their five-year-old daughter, Ellie, mysteriously vanishes, but fifteen years later, Caroline, Ellie's older sister, driven by the discovery of a photograph in People magazine, embarks for a search for her long-lost sister. By the author of Sleep Toward Heaven.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage, c2004
ISBN: 9781931561723
Branch Call Number: FICTION WARD
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 27, 2012

An engrossing read, with many twist and turns and a neat yet not totally foreseen ending. Enjoyed it thoroughly.


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