Wednesday, January 24, 2007
This book was recommended by a coworker who also enjoyed Carolyn Parkhurst's previous novel, Dogs of Babel. Lost and Found follows multiple characters on their quest to win an Amazing Race type reality TV show. Among the couples competing to win are a pair of child actors, a married couple that is part of the ex-gay movement, and a mother and daughter team that are still trying to recover from the daughter's secret. While the details of the game itself are not that thrilling, this novel works best as it focuses on the interaction between the characters. I was especially drawn to the mother-daughter duo, Laura and Cassie, as they worked to repair their relationship while also bonding with other contestants.