Lost and Found: A Novel

by Carolyn Parkhurst | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316066397 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wildflower37 of Montclair, New Jersey USA on 8/11/2012
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wildflower37 from Montclair, New Jersey USA on Saturday, August 11, 2012
Bought today at AAUW sale.

Journal Entry 2 by wildflower37 at Montclair, New Jersey USA on Saturday, June 29, 2013
I had enjoyed Parkhurst's previous novel and looked forward to reading this one. It did not disappoint! While I never watch reality shows, I found the use of a reality show to be a great device to put characters together in a pressure cooker. Although the show's producers are looking for drama, tension and dialogue, the interior monologues from several characters helped tell the story of their progress in completing the worldwide scavenger hunt as well as in confronting their own challenges. Realistic, subtle tension between Laura (mother) and Carrie (daughter) as well as the other characters trying - literally and figuratively - to find their place in the world.

Journal Entry 3 by wildflower37 at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, March 31, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/31/2014 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Sending as part of VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Thanks for sending this from the Bookstogive's General Literature VBB! I actually read this one before journalling. I wasn't planning to read this book now, but after reading a few pages I wanted to finish and see what happens to the characters.

My Review: This was such a wonderful book! I really enjoyed it. I watch a few contest type of reality shows, this reminds me of The Amazing Race. It's a scavenger hunt all over the world for partners/couples. The characters were so different and interesting. Each pair has a secret/story and the people who run the show are trying to get them to reveal their story in the most salacious way. The Laura character appealed to me most. I was really rooting for her to have a happy ending. (I'm not going to tell you if she has one, you'll just have to read the book.) ;-)

Saved for a bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Putting into the 12th round of Bookstogive's General Literature VBB.

Journal Entry 6 by JennyC1230 at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, July 10, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (7/10/2015 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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If you have found this book, welcome to Bookcrossing and thank you for taking the time to let us know about its journey. Feel free to enjoy the book and pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did! This book isn’t your type of read? No problem, don't feel obliged to read it, just be kind enough to help it on its journey. If you join, please use my name as your referring member: JennyC1230.

Sending to ReallyBookish from Bookstogive's General Literature VBB. Enjoy the book!

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Journal Entry 7 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Received today as a selection from the General Literature VBB. Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 8 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 27, 2016
I really enjoyed reading this book... much more than I even expected! The chapters were each told from the viewpoint of one of the characters, which kept the writing fresh and interesting and the pace snappy. This was the kind of book that I picked up saying, "I'll just read a chapter," and then the next thing I knew, I had inhaled five or six chapters easily.

This is an easy read, but not "fluff." I would say that it is literary fiction that is eminently readable. Definitely a quick read, but one with substance. At least four of the main characters were quite compelling and I enjoyed having an inside view into their thoughts, feelings, and motivations.

Enjoyable and recommended!

Journal Entry 9 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, March 31, 2016
Reserving for the General Literature VBB.

Description from Amazon:

"What do a suburban mom, her troubled daughter, divorced brothers, former child stars, born-again Christians, and young millionaires have in common? They have all been selected to compete on LOST AND FOUND, the daring new reality show. In teams of two, they will race across the globe -- from Egypt to England, from Japan to Sweden -- to battle for a million-dollar prize. They must decipher encrypted clues, recover mysterious artifacts, and outwit their opponents to stay in play.

Yet what started as a lark turns deadly serious as the number of players is whittled down, temptations beckon, and the bonds between partners strain and unravel. The question now is not only who will capture the final prize, but at what cost."

Journal Entry 10 by wingReallyBookishwing at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (4/23/2016 UTC) at General Literature VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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This is headed out to rhythmbiscuit, who selected it from the General Literature VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Thursday, April 28, 2016
This book arrived today. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 12 by rhythmbiscuit at Northglenn, Colorado USA on Monday, April 08, 2019
I picked this one off my bookshelf without remembering its description, and it did not disappoint. I found myself interested in the characters and what would happen. I was most interested in Abby and whether she would be able to accept herself as she truly is.

I'll take this book with me to the 2019 Bookcrossing Convention in Mainz.

Released 3 mos ago (4/26/2019 UTC) at Haus der Jugend - BC Convention 2019 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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This book is reserved for Saturday’s bookswapping game. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by teachie at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 28, 2019
Loved the description of this book in the bookswapping game, it sounds a bit like the Hunger games books, so glad I won it!

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