The book of lost and found : a novel / Lucy Foley.

by Foley, Lucy (Novelist),

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 4 copies
Unavailable (4)
Location Collection Status
Baldwin Borough Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Fiction
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks ON HOLDSHELF
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Dormont Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
From London to Corsica to Paris -- as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl in this captivating novel from the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Paris Apartment and The Guest List .

Kate Darling's enigmatic mother -- a once-famous ballerina -- has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew.

Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, The Book of Lost and Found casts light on family secrets and love -- both lost and found.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An artist's sketch of a young woman, hidden from sight for years, bridges connections in this multigenerational love story. After Kate Darling's famed ballerina mother, June, dies in a plane crash, Kate is shocked when her adoptive grandmother gives her a sketch of a woman closely resembling her mother and confesses to having rebuffed requests from June's alleged birth mother to meet. The sketch turns out to be an early work by renowned artist Thomas Stafford, who is stunned to once again see his portrayal of the love of his life, Alice Eversley. The aging Stafford unreels his story to Kate in his home in Corsica, sending her to Paris and New York on a quest for answers about her family heritage. Foley deftly handles narratives by multiple voices that move seamlessly back and forth from the 1920s to 1986, with a vivid section set in Nazi-occupied France, as Alice and Tom are separated by happenstance, war, and deceptions as painful as they are well meant. A lovely and moving debut.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Women photographers -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
First loves -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Boston :Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company,2015
Edition First North American edition.
Language English
Notes Includes reading group guide.
Description 420, 6 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780316375054
Other Classic View