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How to Be Lost
How to Be Lost
Author: Amanda Eyre Ward
Joseph and Isabelle Winters seem to have it all: a grand home in Holt, New York, 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 family are exposed: Joseph, once a successful businessman, succumbs to his demons; Isabelle retreats ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345483171
ISBN-10: 0345483170
Publication Date: 8/30/2005
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 553 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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not-another-mom avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 16
Very engrossing story about three sisters, one of whom disappears when she is 5 years old, just as the 3 were to run away together. The novel takes place 15 years later when the mother sees a picture of a young woman in a magazine who she believes to be the missing sister and sends her daughter Caroline to find her. The story shows how losing one family member can cause a whole family to be lost and asks when and how do we let go so we can find ourselves.
tish avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 384 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
this small but unusual book will either grab you or confuse you.the author uses different fonts for different charachters.
it is a story of a dysfunctional family that has their youngest child disappear.the story goes back and forth in time,giving the history of the family.the mother never lets go of the thought that her child is still alive.if i say more i'd give too much away
reviewed How to Be Lost on + 113 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
This was a great book, easy to read, and a story you want to stick with. Would recommend to anyone who wants a good summer read.
reviewed How to Be Lost on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
This book was sad and compelling. You could feel the hearbreak of the characters, who seemed as real as anyone I have met. I could not put this book down, and I would reccomend it to everyone!
wordyone avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Fifteen years after her 5 year old sister disappeared, Caroline Winters sees a picture in a magazine and, convinced it is her long lost sister, sets out to find her and bring her home.
A touchingly funny story of love, loss and family.
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thedesertcat avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 3 more book reviews
I was not pleased with this book as it did not meet my expectations at all.
It was too disjointed in relating the story and at times, i felt lost and re-reading pages to see if i had missed something.
ghostlysun avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 37 more book reviews
Beautiful story about love and loss! It was an easy, entertaining read. The end is very open leaving it up to the readers to determine the future of the characters. Slightly predictable, I still enjoyed the story and plan to read more of this author's books.
anothertag avatar reviewed How to Be Lost on + 85 more book reviews
Elle went missing from her family when she was 5 years old. Caroline is the oldest sister who went looking for her years later after her parents died when an attorney wanted to declare her dead. This is a fast paced book that I could not put down. I recommend it to my fellow readers.

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