Saturday, December 6, 2014

"Book Review of" Lost And Found by Brooke Davis

Title: Lost & Found
Author: Brooke Davis
Year: ©January 12,2015
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction
Format: Arc; Paperback
Sources: Penguin Debut Author's 
Publishers: Dutton Adult

Millie Bird (aka Captain Funeral), seven-years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her red, curly hair. Her struggling mother leaves Millie in a local department store and never returns.

Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house – or spoken to another human being – since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silences by yelling at passers by, watching loud static on the TV and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

Karl the Touch Typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife's skin. Now he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl is moved into a nursing home but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes.

A series of events binds the three together on a road trip that takes them from the south coast of WA to Kalgoorlie and along the Nullarbor to the edge of the continent. Millie wants to find her mum. Karl wants to find out how to be a man. And Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was.

They will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself experience sadness just might be the key to life.

                "My Thoughts"

What a great book. I enjoyed this read. Ms.Brooke Davis has a gift. I like that there were so many stories. At times I got a little confused about what was going on because I was still trying to figure out all those stories that happen. Bravo and check this book out. It really will get your thinking cap on and make you wonder and guess. I liked the writing style of course. I wish there were more stories so I could guess more and try to predict what will happen next. Good read. Please check it out for yourself.

       "Brooke Davis"

Brooke Davis has worked as a travel writer, editor, and bookseller. She is the winner of the Allen & Unwin Prize for Prose Fiction, the Verandah Prose Prize, the 2009 Bobbie Cullen Memorial Award for Women Writers, and the 2011 Postgraduate Queensland Writing Prize. Her debut novel, Lost & Found, was written as a PhD thesis on grief at Curtin University in Western Australia, a part of which was anthologized in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012. Brooke Davis attended Wilfrid Laurier University and has lived in Halifax but now makes Perth, Australia, her home. - See more at: 


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