Lost and Found

Lost and Found

by Carolyn Parkhurst
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Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316033497
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Parkhurst is the author 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 son.


Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

January 18, 1971

Place of Birth:

Manchester, New Hampshire


B.A. in English, Wesleyan University, 1992; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, American University, 1998

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Lost and Found 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing and great story. I hated for it to end. The charachters were so real I wanted to continue to follow them and find out what happens after the "game" ends.
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Will Torres More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. A moving, funny, non-stop race.
Brenda Unzen More than 1 year ago
if u love the amazing race read this. so fun and and a book u can not put down. love it,u
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moodog More than 1 year ago
After reading "The Dogs of Babel" I fell in love with Carolyn Parkhurst's writing. Totally different feel of a book, but it's a great one.. Highly recommend it..
mbookreader More than 1 year ago
this book was so much fun to read. At first i thought all the different characters would be hard to keep straight but the story moved so well that everything worked together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I expected. I picked it up on the recommendation of a friend, however if I had read the back of the book I would have put it back on the shelf. I ended up really enjoying it! The author shows a lot of talent by writing each chapter from another person's perspective, and she really captures their voice. You forget that it was all written by the same person. It's a very entertaining story, but it does challenge you to think about some sensitive issues.
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sugarpy18 More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for people who like to get into other people's minds.
Ellie30 More than 1 year ago
This book is a fun, quick and easy to read. Definately worth taking a look if you like books by Carolyn Parkhurst. I enjoyed the many characters and only wished the book was longer so I could learn more about them.
Eclectic_readerAZ More than 1 year ago
I found this book predictable although it was an interesting "fly on the wall" look at a "fictional" popular reality show.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought this was a very enjoyable read... a quick no brainer and just flat out fun! i would remmend this to those who want a break from the hardhitting books. Fun from the begging to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is just a quick, fun book. I love some of these realities shows so it was fun to see them from the contestants point of view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves books and harbors the guilty pleasure of watching reality-tv will just love this book. I know I did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered author, Carolyn Parkhurst, when I picked up a copy of her first novel, 'Dogs of Babel', with the intent of just scanning the back cover. Three hours of furious reading later, I turned the final page and logged on to BN.com hoping to find another Parkhurst tome. Alas, none were available. The wait is over though, with 'Lost and Found.' Proving that lighting does in fact strike the same place twice, the author has delivered another engaging and clever read. Parkhurst gives us 12 unique characters drawn together as contestants in a reality TV based game, 'Lost and Found.' Using this back drop, the author draws the reader into each character's world -some more deeply than others - and allows each to explain their observations, past experiences and inner thoughts. In doing so, readers soon discover that each contestant has lost something in their lives and longs to find what they have lost...in essence, life imitating reality TV. Who will win the contest? and more importantly, who will recapture that which they have lost? Get this book and find out. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this book, looking for the poignant details that could have been... While I won't go into much detail, the book left me with the feeling of 'that's it?' I needed to hear more about the some of the characters. It left me disppointed and thinking that the author could have taken the characters a bit further. Granted, I could use my imagination to fill in the blanks left for me, but if I wanted to write my own book, I would have picked up the pen, so to speak!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lost and Found reality TV show is down to its final twelve contestants consisting of six two players per team on a round-the-world scavenger hunt. The winning duo earns a million dollars. With cameras following each person, jet lagged bone weary contestants are over the edge as the punishing tests have taken their toll. Their so-called images established for the show have worn thin and exposed is more of the real inner person as this dirty dozen survived so far the great race that is nearing the finish line.--------------- Eighteen year old Cassie and her widowed mom Laura do not talk about the baby that the older member gave away for adoption or the father of the child. Former child protégés Juliet and Dallas squabble over who is the star of their team. Siblings Carl and Jeff debate each other whether their comedic routines are loved or hated by others especially their ex wives. Trying to recapture the past, former high school lovers Betsy and Jason instead realize they have moved past one another. Dot.com superstars Trent and Riley struggle with everyday living so they hoped this adrenalin rush will return them to their glory days. Finally former homosexual turned born again Christians Justin and Abby conclude that their marriage has not ended their desires for sinful same sex. Manipulated and maneuvered the twelve reveal all to the candid camera.----------------- Rotating perspective of the ensemble cast leads to each of the twelve and the avaricious producer having differing personalities, which makes this satire of greed fun to read. The story line uses the zany global scramble as a cover for a character study readers learn what motivates each of the baker¿s dozen (contestants and the producer) especially when everyone is exhausted and masks are easily torn asunder. Humorous and poignant, everyone seems more lost than found.-------------------- Harriet Klausner