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How to Be Lost
by Amanda Eyre Ward | Women's Fiction
Registered by chambejd of Millbury, Massachusetts USA on 7/8/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ramson): to be read

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, July 08, 2006

10 out of 10

This was a great story!! I couldn't put it down. It was a very fast read. 

Journal Entry 2 by chambejd from Millbury, Massachusetts USA on Friday, February 23, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This book will be mailed to yourotherleft for her month in The Chapters book exchange group. 

Journal Entry 3 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Came in the mail today. Thank you!! =D 

Journal Entry 4 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007

8 out of 10

Caroline Winters, wild child turned washed up New Orleans cocktail waitress, narrates this tale of a family torn asunder by the disappearance of her youngest sister Ellie. Ellie's disappearance dissolves the glue holding the already fragile Winters family together, as Caroline's guilt-stricken mother, Isabelle, dedicates all her resources to finding her missing daughter. Caroline and her sister Madeline, each believing they are somehow responsible for Ellie's disappearance slowly drift away from each other.

When Isabelle dies, Caroline sets out on a cross country trip determined to find her long missing sister. Through Caroline's trip, mysterious letters from the desk of one Agnes Fowler, and glimpses into Isabelle's past Ward reveals the secrets that run deep in the Winters family.

Ward's story reveals the answer to mystery of Ellie's disappearance in bits and pieces from many different angles giving the impression that the reader is figuring out the mystery on their own instead of being handed it on a silver platter. Ward vividly portrays the effects of the disappearance that last far beyond the actual event and the toll taken on each member of the family from not knowing whether or not Ellie is alive or dead. With the loss of Ellie, the members of the family lost parts of themselves as well as the bond that held them together. Their journey back to themselves is beautifully rendered here and makes for a very rewarding read. 

Journal Entry 5 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Friday, August 03, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Came in the mail yesterday. Never heard of it but it looks good. Thank you for sharing YOL. 

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