The Department of Lost & Found

By Allison Winn Scotch
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061161421, 336pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

It didn't start out as the worst day of Natalie Miller's life. . . .

As the top aide to New York's powerful woman senator, Natalie's moving rapidly up the political ladder. She works hard, stays late, and enjoys every bit of it. Then her neglected boyfriend announces he's leaving. But that's only the beginning. Her doctor gives her the worst news any woman can hear, and suddenly the life Natalie needs to change is her own.

The time has come for her to overcome her strange obsession with The Price Is Right and take a tough look at the choices she's made. She'll start by tracking down the five loves of her life in order to assess what went wrong. And by revisiting her past, Natalie just might discover exciting new paths to unexplored places—and learn how to stop barreling through life long enough to really embrace it.




About the Author

Allison Winn Scotch is the author of the New York Times bestseller Time of My Life and The One That I Want. She lives in New York with her family.




Praise For The Department of Lost & Found

“The Department of Lost and Found is honest, touching and funny. Winn Scotch’s thoroughly engaging and optimistic debut simply sparkles!”
-Claire Cook, author of Life's a Beach

“With a heroine who dares to be cranky and bitchy abour her disease while still attempting to keep her ‘brave’ game face on. The story is real, honest, engrossing, and funny, too. Plus any book with a Bob Barker cameo is aces with me.”
-Valerie Frankel

“Allison Winn Scotch’s thoroughly engaging and optimistic debut novel simply sparkles!”
-Claire Cook, author of Life's A Beach

“The changes and realizations that the characters make are profound and moving....An impressive debut.”
-Booklist

Where you should read it: On the beach. It’s smart and well-written, but still divertingly light.
-Marie Claire

Told with humor and hope for a happier ending, this heartwarming debut will encourage readers to take stock.
-No Source

Told with humor and hope for a happier ending, this heartwarming debut will encourage readers to take stock.
-Theta magazine

Editor’s Choice: When [Natalie Miller’s] carefully crafted life begins to crumble...she finds inspiration from unexpected people.
-Redbook Magazine

“A light, fast and fun read on a serious topic.”
-Philadelphia Inquirer

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