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The #1 international bestselling debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens along the way
Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns. United at this fateful moment with two octogenarians seekers, she embarks with them upon a road trip to find Millie's mother. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life.
About the Author
Brooke Davis grew up in rural Australia, has lived in Halifax, Canada, and Florida, USA, and now lives in Perth, Australia, where she works as a bookseller. In 2015, Lost & Found won the iBooks Fiction Book of the Year and two Australian Book Industry Awards; Fiction Book of the Year and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer. Lost & Found is her first novel and will be published in twenty-seven countries.
Praise for Lost & Found
“Enchanting debut.” --Vanity Fair
“A whimsical and touching debut [and an] “ultimately powerful exploration of grief from a skillful and original new voice.” —Kirkus, starred review
“The same feel-good word of mouth as last year’s bestseller, The Rosie Project.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“A novel that dances on the wire between heartache and joy, a delight to the reader in its explorations.” —Yahoo News
“Everything about the characters and the writing feels right, and the result is a book that’s heartbreaking, funny and brilliant.” —Courier Mail
“Lost & Found is informed by Davis’s personal heartache but it is buoyed by something more universal – our need to love and be loved, regardless of the risk.” —Newcastle Herald
“If at first the reasons why this tale of love and loss, grief and great mates sparked a bidding war among publishers aren’t obvious, as the characters unfold, it becomes clear that this is storytelling at its purest.” —Weekend Post