Book Reviews of Lost in the Forest

Lost in the Forest
Lost in the Forest
Author: Sue Miller
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ISBN-13: 9780345469595
ISBN-10: 0345469593
Publication Date: 7/25/2006
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a real good story about a divorced & happily remarried mother of three, who runs a bookstore in Napa, Ca. All the things she goes through with her children, tale of family breaking apart & coming back together. Very explicit sex, readers opinion only!
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Helpful Score: 3
Miller's familial story is illuminating, tender and the pressure and pleasure to finish it in a hurry was all my own. Just like 'real-life' families it seems normal at first glance but if you dig a little there are dark, haunting corners. One such corner belongs to Daisy. Miller's ability to present the thoughts, actions and feelings of an adolescent girl are fascinating. Reading this story was like being on a roller-coastr ride -- there are twists, drops, hills and curves that will surprise you, even shock you.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wonderfully entwined plot. The characters are real; sad, funny and just like us.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although I always like Sue Miller's novels I sometimes find them dark. This one is less so and because of that is easier to take while still being quite worth the read, or listen in this case. I thought about these people for awhile after I finished the book and missed them - especially Daisy, I wanted more of her. What more can you ask of a novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good book, some unsettling scenes at times, but a good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful- A very enjoyable read about a family coming into their own
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Helpful Score: 1
"...shows how families easily miss signs of problems among them, and how ultimately self-involved even the most empathetic people are. It is wonderful in its unsentimental look at families and how they interact." amazon

This book includes a conversation with the author, at the end, and a reading group guide. These help to clarify some aspects of the book that readers have found troubling (the ending & a disturbing, sexual chapter).
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Helpful Score: 1
I wasn't sure whether I liked this book or not until I had finished it. Obviously, it wasn't "bad" or I would have stopped reading, I just wasn't sure where it was headed or how I felt about it (which in some ways was a bonus because it wasn't predictable). In the end, I really enjoyed it!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book not only transported me into the wine region of California but, more importantly, into the lives of its three main characters and the ways in which they dealt with grief and loss. And it reminded me how children struggle to understand the humanity of their parents and that parents just as easily lose track of the fragility and needs of their children. It also reinforced to me how, without open, honest communication, people complicate life processes that are complicated enough without communication woes too. And yet, without complete trust, such communication is impossible. This book made me see parts of myself in each of the characters, both the main characters and the secondary ones, and see parts of those I love in them too. This is a book well worth reading.
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This book was alright in that the characters were real, but the story seemed a bit mundane and didn't seem to have a lot of tension or conflict that I could relate to. Maybe a younger person would enjoy this book more. I just kept waiting and waiting for something to happen and it was just too much like real life, where nothing ever really happens. It was an easy read, but I really think it's more for people who have led a simple life.
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Sue Miller has done it again! She is a talented writer, and is able to bring her characters alive. She switches between 3 main characters, and interweaves their common story. I was surprised at the father"s solution to the problem in the plot, but realized it was a better idea, than I initially believed. Definitely a must read for reader's of psychological women's fiction.
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It annoyed me that the pedophile was not caught or punished. Other than that, it was an interesting book of family dynamics.
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Best Selling author Sue Miller again takes the reader on a journey that is engrossing, interesting and in the style of that is sometimes compared to Anne Tyler. New York Times, bestselling Author.
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This was a quick easy read while I was on a 3 day trip for a conference. Some disturbing sexual scenes with Daisy, but unfortunately the reality of what we all need to be aware of these days. Uplifting ending that left you feeling okay about it all. Definitely recommend.
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I enjoyed this story which showed a realistic look into family life after a divorce.
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A nice, quick easy read.
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A great story about the modern family and what makes one. The interlinking of relationships, past, present and future is the central theme of this engaging read.
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Wonderful story!
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great read!
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I love anything by Sue Miller and this one did not fail to thrill!! You will love the bittersweet tone and real life of it all.......
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A divorced and happily remarried mother of three, Eva runs a small bookst












































A divorced and happily remarried mother of three, Eva runs a small bookstore in Napa Valley town,When her second husband,John is killed in a car accident, her family's fragile peace is overtakenby loss.