The Lost Daughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451035

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The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Basis for the upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal film starring Olivia Colman: An edgy tale of mixed feelings and motherhood by the author of My Brilliant Friend. Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home to live with their father in Toronto. Enjoying an unexpected sense of liberty, she heads to the Ionian coast for a vacation. But she soon finds herself intrigued by Nina, a young mother on the beach, eventually striking up a conversation with her. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina’s family in this “arresting” novel by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan Novels, which have sold millions of copies and been adapted into an HBO series (Publishers Weekly). “Although much of the drama takes place in [Leda’s] head, Ferrante’s gift for psychological horror renders it immediate and visceral.” —The New Yorker “Ferrante’s prose is stunningly candid, direct and unforgettable. From simple elements, she builds a powerful tale of hope and regret.” —Publishers Weekly

The Lost Daughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925095951

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The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Leda is a middle-aged, divorced mother devoted to her work as an English professor. After the departure of her grown-up daughters, she takes a holiday on the Italian coast. But after a few days things become unsettling; on the beach she encounters a family whose brash behaviour proves menacing. Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The tale of a woman's rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with the past. The Lost Daughter is a profound exploration of the conflicting emotions that tie women to their children. Elena Ferrante was born in Naples. She is the author of seven novels: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, The Lost Daughter, and the quartet of Neapolitan Novels: My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. Fragments, a selection of interviews, letters and occasional writings by Ferrante, will be published in early 2016. She is one of Italy's most acclaimed authors. Ann Goldstein has translated all of Elena Ferrante's work. She is an editor at the New Yorker and a recipient of the PEN Renato Poggioli Translation Award. 'Ferrante's gift for psychological horror renders it immediate and visceral.' New Yorker 'This superb and scary Italian writer...has blown the lid off tempestuous parent-child relations.' Seattle Times 'So refined, almost translucent, that it seems about to float away, in the end this piercing novel is not so easily dislodged from the memory.' Boston Globe 'It's Leda's voice that's hypnotic, and it's the writing that makes it that way. Ferrante can do a woman's interior dialogue like no one else, with a ferocity that is shockingly honest, unnervingly blunt.' Booklist 'Ferrante's prose is stunningly candid, direct and unforgettable. From simple elements, she builds a powerful tale of hope and regret.' Publishers Weekly ‘Ferran

The Lost Daughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451035

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The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Leda is a middle-aged divorcée devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by the sensation, she feels liberated, as if her life has become lighter, easier. She decides to take a holiday by the sea, in a small coastal town in southern Italy. But after a few days of calm and quiet, things begin to take a menacing turn. Leda encounters a family whose brash presence proves unsettling, at times even threatening. When a small, seemingly meaningless, event occurs, Leda is overwhelmed by memories of the difficult and unconventional choices she made as a mother and their consequences for herself and her family. The seemingly serene tale of a woman's pleasant rediscovery of herself soon becomes the story of a ferocious confrontation with an unsettled past. Following the extraordinary success of The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante's new novel explores the conflicting emotions that tie us to our children. This candid fiction represents her most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood thus far.

The Story of the Lost Child Book

The Story of the Lost Child


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2016-07-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 1410491188

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The Story of the Lost Child Book Description :

A New York Times BestsellerLonglisted for the 2016 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZENamed TIME Magazine's #1 Book in it's "10 Best Fiction Books of 2015" listNamed one of the "10 Best Fiction Books of 2015" by The New York Times Book ReviewNamed one of the "10 Best Fiction Books of 2015" by People MagazineFeatured in the Wall Street Journal's list of "15 Books to Read This Fall"Included as one of "30 blockbuster novels to look out for this fall" by Entertainment WeeklyListed as one of Publisher Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015"Included in the Kirkus list of "21 Must-read Fall books"Featured as one of the New York Times Book Review's "100 Notable Books of 2015"The Neapolitan Novels (Book 4)Here is the conclusion of the dazzling saga of two friends, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Theirs is a long and remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and, like Elena and Lila themselves, every return will bring with it new discoveries.

Stories for a Lost Child Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Stories for a Lost Child


  • Author : Carter Meland
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628952964

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Stories for a Lost Child Book Description :

The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail, one that she hopes will answer her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about. As she reads his stories about blackbirds and bigfoot, as well as tales about Indians in space and homeless Native men camping by the river in Minneapolis, Fiona finds other questions arising—questions about her grandfather and the experiences that shaped his stories, questions about her mother’s silence regarding the grandfather she never knew. Fiona’s desire to know more and her mother’s reluctance to share stir up bitter feelings of anger and disappointment that slowly transform as she reads the stories into a warmer understanding of the difficulties of family, love, and the weight of the past.

The Lost Child Book

The Lost Child


  • Author : Caryl Phillips
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712303

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The Lost Child Book Description :

Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its center is Monica Johnson—cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner—and her bitter struggle to raise her sons in the shadow of the wild moors of the north of England. Phillips intertwines her modern narrative with the childhood of one of literature's most enigmatic lost boys, as he deftly conjures young Heathcliff, the anti-hero of Wuthering Heights, and his ragged existence before Mr. Earnshaw brought him home to his family. The Lost Child is a multifaceted, deeply original response to Emily Bronte's masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. A critically acclaimed and sublimely talented storyteller, Caryl Phillips is "in a league with Toni Morrison and V. S. Naipaul" (Booklist) and "his novels have a way of growing on you, staying with you long after you've closed the book." (The New York Times Book Review) A true literary feat, The Lost Child recovers the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, getting at the heart of alienation, exile, and family by transforming a classic into a profound story that is singularly its own.

The Lost Child Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Lost Child


  • Author : Emily Gunnis
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2019-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472255037

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The Lost Child Book Description :

From the global bestselling author of The Girl in the Letter, a gripping, heartbreaking new novel of family secrets. 'Utterly gripping, taut and powerful. An emotionally charged, compulsive, moving novel *****' Adele Parks 'Captivating and suspenseful' Jessica Fellowes 'I so enjoyed it. Twists and turns... Hours of gripping entertainment and a great many tears' Lesley Pearse 'A truly brilliant and moving read. I loved it' Karen Hamilton 'Loss, betrayal and a decades-old secret... BRILLIANT' Heat magazine Some secrets are locked away for years... Rebecca Waterhouse is just thirteen when she witnesses her mother's death at the hand of her father in Seaview Cottage. But what else did Rebecca see? Years later, Rebecca's daughters Iris and Jessie know their mother will never speak of that terrible night. But when Jessie goes missing, with her gravely ill newborn, Iris realises the past may hold the key to her sister's disappearance. With Jessie in trouble, Iris must unravel a twisting story of love and betrayal in her mother's family history. Only then will Seaview Cottage give up its dark and tragic secret... Emily Gunnis's mesmerising new novel is the perfect read for fans of Kate Morton, Lucy Clarke, Louise Douglas and Kathryn Hughes. Readers are loving THE LOST CHILD: 'This story grabbed hold of me and sucked me in. Heartbreaking, emotional, gripping, suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat right to the very last chapter *****' Goodreads Reviewer 'Tense, powerful and a read that becomes insanely gripping as the race to unearth the secrets of what happened one night intensifies with each chapter. Without doubt one of my reading highlights of the year *****' Emma Crowley 'I couldn't put this down... I was emotionally hooked from the first chapter *****' Goodreads reviewer 'A brilliant, emotional and compulsive read. Highly recommended! *****' Goodreads Reviewer 'Past and present entwine to reveal a captivating story' Anne Bonny Book Reviews

The Lost Child Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Lost Child


  • Author : Suzanne McCourt
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922148773

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The Lost Child Book Description :

Long-listed, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2015, Australia. Sylvie is five. It's the 1950s and she lives in Burley Point, a fishing village south of the Coorong on Australia's wild southern coast. She worships her older brother Dunc. She tries to make sense of her brooding mother, and her moody father who abandons the family to visit The Trollop, Layle Lewis, who lives across the lagoon. It's hard to keep secrets in a small town, but when Dunc goes missing, Sylvie is terrified that she is the cause. Now her father is angry all the time; her mother won't leave the house or stop cleaning. The bush and the birds and the endless beach are Sylvie's only salvation, apart from her teacher, Miss Taylor. In the tradition of the novels of Anne Tyler and Eudora Welty, The Lost Child is a beautifully written story about family and identity and growing up. Sylvie is a charming narrator with a big heart and a sharp eye for the comic moment. As the years go by she learns how tiny events can changes entire lives, and how leaving might be the only solution when the the world will never be the same again. Suzanne McCourt lives in Melbourne. The Lost Child is her first novel. 'The Lost Child is an assured and bittersweet coming-of-age tale with a vivid sense of time and place...The novel is a strong addition to the shelves of Australian literary fiction.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher 'An absorbing and often funny coming of age story...those who enjoy life's complexities and difficulties will find it a thoroughly engrossing read.' Bendigo Weekly 'Suzanne McCourt has with great empathy and skill created the turmoil in the mind of a little girl...a haunting story, it also demonstrates the power of the human psyche to overcome past difficulties and find was to fully live.' Otago Daily Times 'There are echoes of Tim Winton in McCourt's coastal small-town coming-of-age/breaking of spirit/triumphing over the odds under a wide sky-style writing...plainspoken but deftly crafted, laced

The Lost Child Book
Score: 3
From 29 Ratings

The Lost Child


  • Author : Julie Myerson
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408830246

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The Lost Child Book Description :

One bleak, late winter's day, Julie Myerson finds herself in a graveyard, looking for traces of a young woman who died nearly two centuries before. As a child in Regency England, Mary Yelloly painted an exquisite album of watercolours that uniquely reflected the world she lived in. But Mary died at the age of twenty-one, and when Julie comes across this album, she is haunted by the potential never realised, the barely-lived life cut short. And most of all, she is reminded of her own child. Because only days earlier, Julie and her husband locked their eldest son out of the family home. He was just seventeen. How could it have come to this? After a happy growing-up, it had taken only a matter of months for this bright, sweet, good-humoured boy to completely lose his way and propel his family into daily chaos. He had discovered cannabis and was now smoking it everyday - and nothing they could say or do, no help they could offer, seemed to reach him. And Julie - whose emotionally fragile relationship with her own father had left her determined to love her children better - had to accept that she was, for the moment at least, powerless to bring back the boy she had known. Honest, warm and often profoundly upsetting, this is the parallel story of a girl and a boy separated by centuries. The circumstances are very different, but the questions remain terrifyingly the same. What happens when a child disappears from a family? What will survive of any of us in memory or in history? And how is a mother to cope when love - however absolute, however unconditional - is not enough to save her child?

Lost Child Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Lost Child


  • Author : Torey Hayden
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062836076

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Lost Child Book Description :

The first new book from beloved therapist and writer Torey Hayden in almost fifteen years—an inspiring, uplifting tale of a troubled child and the remarkable woman who made a difference. In a forgotten corner of Wales, a young girl languishes in a home for troubled children. Abandoned by her parents because of her violent streak, Jessie—at the age of ten—is at risk of becoming just another lost soul in the foster system. Precocious and bold, Jessie is convinced she is possessed by the devil and utterly unprepared for the arrival of therapist Torey Hayden. Armed with patience, compassion, and unconditional love, Hayden begins working with Jessie once a week. But when Jessie makes a stunning accusation against one of Hayden’s colleagues – a man Hayden implicitly trusts – Hayden’s work doubles: now she must not only get to the root of Jessie’s troubles, but also find out if what the girl alleges is true. A moving, compelling, and inspiring account, Lost Child is a powerful testament once again of Torey Hayden’s extraordinary ability to reach children who many have given up on—and a reminder of how patience and love can ultimately prevail.

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609452230

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description :

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance, and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up for women during the 1970s. And yet, they are still very much bound to each other in a book that “shows off Ferrante’s strong storytelling ability and will leave readers eager for the final volume of the series” (Library Journal). “One of modern fiction’s richest portraits of a friendship.” —NPR

The Waiting Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

The Waiting


  • Author : Cathy LaGrow
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release Date : 2015-01-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496408600

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The Waiting Book Description :

Now with a new afterword! A five star–reviewed, unforgettable story that bestselling author Homer Hickam calls “one of the most eloquent, moving, irresistible true stories” he’s ever read. The Waiting will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, as well as the power of prayer. In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in the woods when she was assaulted and raped. And suddenly this innocent farm girl—who still thought the stork brought babies—was pregnant. The story that follows has been almost a hundred years in the making. After a lifetime of separation, Minka whispered an impossible prayer for the first time: Lord, I’d like to see Betty Jane before I die. What happened next was a miracle. Written by Cathy LaGrow (Minka’s granddaughter), The Waiting brings three generations of this most unusual family together over the course of a century in a story of faith that triumphs, forgiveness that sets us free, and love that never forgets. (As seen on The Today Show.)

The Days of Abandonment Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Days of Abandonment


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609450298

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The Days of Abandonment Book Description :

From the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, this novel of a deserted wife’s descent into despair—and rage—is “a masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage. With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically. In a “raging, torrential voice” (The New York Times), Olga conveys her journey from denial to devastating emptiness—and when she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal. “Intelligent and darkly comic.” —Publishers Weekly “Remarkable, lucid, austerely honest.” —The New Yorker

The Beach at Night Book

The Beach at Night


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609453718

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The Beach at Night Book Description :

A “beautifully written” dark fable from a doll’s point of view—by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lost Daughter and the Neapolitan Novels (The Washington Post). One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter may recall the little doll—lost or stolen—around which that novel revolves. Here, Ferrante retells the tale from the doll’s perspective. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù; feelings of abandonment and sadness; misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant; and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises . . . “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it.” —The Boston Globe

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture Book

The Lost Child in Literature and Culture


  • Author : Mark Froud
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137584953

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The Lost Child in Literature and Culture Book Description :

This book is an extensive study of the figure of the lost child in English-speaking and European literature and culture. It argues that the lost child figure is of profound importance for our society, a symptom as well as a cause of deep trauma. This trauma, or void, is a fundamental disruption of the structures that define us: self, history, and even language. This puts the figure of the child in context with previous research that the modern conception of ‘a child’ was formed alongside modern conceptions of memory. The book analyses the representation of the lost child, through fairy tales, historical oppression and in recent novels and films. The book then studies the connection of the lost child figure with the uncanny and its centrality to language. The book considers the lost child figure as an archetype on a metaphysical and philosophical level as well as cultural.

The Lost Child Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Lost Child


  • Author : Ann Troup
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474034968

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The Lost Child Book Description :

Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found. ‘The Lost Child is complex, mysterious and highly compelling reading.’ - Reviewed the Book

Philomena Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Philomena


  • Author : Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-11-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101636022

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Philomena Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller The heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother. A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee Book

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee


  • Author : Martin Sixsmith
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-07-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230753211

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The Lost Child of Philomena Lee Book Description :

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and a leading Republican official in the Reagan and Bush administrations. But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to conceal not only his sexuality but, eventually, the fact that he had AIDs. With little time left, he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother before he died left a legacy that was to unfold with unexpected consequences for all involved. The Lost Child of Philomena Lee is the tale of a mother and a son whose lives were scarred by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and of the secrets they were forced to keep. A compelling narrative of human love and loss, Martin Sixsmith's moving account is both heartbreaking yet ultimately redemptive.

The Lost Child of Lychford Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Lost Child of Lychford


  • Author : Paul Cornell
  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765389763

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The Lost Child of Lychford Book Description :

A finalist for the 2017 Locus Award for Best Novella! It’s December in the English village of Lychford – the first Christmas since an evil conglomerate tried to force open the borders between our world and... another. Which means it’s Lizzie’s first Christmas as Reverend of St. Martin’s. Which means more stress, more expectation, more scrutiny by the congregation. Which means... well, business as usual, really. Until the apparition of a small boy finds its way to Lizzie in the church. Is he a ghost? A vision? Something else? Whatever the truth, our trio of witches (they don’t approve of “coven”) are about to face their toughest battle, yet! The Lost Child of Lychford is the sequel to Paul Cornell's Witches of Lychford. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.