Lost and Found
By Carolyn Parkhurst
(Little, Brown and Company, Mass Market Paperback, 9780316033497, 384pp.)
Publication Date: December 2008
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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.
Carolyn Parkhurst is also the author of the bestseller The Dogs of Babel. She holds an MFA in creative writing from American University. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two children.
"Ingenious and entertaining. . . . This is true storytelling, bigger than the sum of its parts, absorbing, delightful, and casually profound."—Elinor Lipman, Boston Globe
"An entertaining, unexpectedly wise novel. . . . Parkhurst's tender, witty prose catches things no camera could."—Lev Grossman, Time
"Surprisingly moving. . . . Parkhurst catches us again and again with moments of real tenderness."—Ron Charles, Washington Post Book World
"A deeply affecting page-turner."—Rebecca Marx, Elle
"LOST AND FOUND will keep readers on the edge of their seats. . . . It may be the most emotionally satisfying novel of the season."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch