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Subject: Lost and Found - Good read...
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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This book was written by Carolyn Parkhurst (she also wrote Dogs of Babel which was a good read as well - I read both this past week). I had never heard of her before (of course that doesn't mean anything - she might be famous for all I know! LOL!).  I really liked the writing style and the approach of the book. I don't want to say too much but it was a clever way to write a story.

Book Description:

Laura is awakened in the middle of the night by her teenage daughter, who has barely spoken a word to her in months. Following Cassie up to her attic room, Laura discovers her daughter's shocking secret--and moves quickly to try to set things right.

The rift between mother and daughter will soon be played out on a global scale, when -in the hope that time spent together will heal their relationship- Laura and Cassie join a motley group of contestants on a reality TV show. What starts as a lark turns deadly serious when the show's creators scheme to reveal the most intimate details of the players' lives. The question becomes not just who will capture the final million-dollar prize, but at what cost.


Last Edited on: 8/19/08 9:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2006
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Thanks, that sounds interesting--I just placed a hold for it at my local library.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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I read that book and found it an interesting read.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 8:42 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I ordered it from here earlier today after I read your post!

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 8:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2008
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I thought this book was very interesting ,also!  It kind of opens your eyes to the fact that everyone doesn't really know the closest people in their lives.  We definitely keep some things from certain people. 

Date Posted: 8/23/2008 8:52 AM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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That sounds really good!  I just ordered a copy.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 1:17 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2008
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Just started this book and I really like it! Gotta hurry up and finish my chores so I can get back to it!

Claire

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 2:35 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2007
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Hi  I read it also and was good read - kinda like a weird "Amazing Race" TV show in book form

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 7:59 PM ET
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I read the authors first book, Dogs of Babel which was great!  I thought I would read the second book but honestly I could not get into this one.  From the description on the back of the book I thought...great this is something I will enjoy.  But, I found it to be very slow moving and just didn't go anywhere.

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 9:25 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2007
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I really enjoyed this book as well!  It was a quick and very interesting read.   I have her other books  "Dogs of Babel" in my huge TBR pile. 

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 6:35 PM ET
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I really liked this book too!  I don't watch reality tv, but the story still drew me in.  The relationships between the pairs of teams had some neat insights.  I recommend it!

Subject: My thoughts
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 12:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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I liked this one as well, and there was a neat "twist" at the end. Dogs of Babel was better, though.