Lost by Alice Lichtenstein audiobook

Lost: A Novel

By Alice Lichtenstein
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Blackstone Publishing
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On a cold January morning Susan leaves her husband alone for a few minutes and returns to find him gone. He has Alzheimer’s, and he has wandered alone into a frigid landscape with no sense of home or direction. Lost. The massive search for her husband brings Susan together with Jeff, a search and rescue expert and social worker preoccupied with his young wife’s betrayal. In Jeff’s care is Corey, a young boy rendered mute and abandoned by his family after setting a fire in which his older brother was killed. As the temperature drops and the search and rescue effort builds towards a startling climax, each of the three reflects on their life choices as they struggle with haunting and persistent questions: how am I responsible? What more could I have done?

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Summary

Summary

On a cold January morning Susan leaves her husband alone for a few minutes and returns to find him gone. He has Alzheimer’s, and he has wandered alone into a frigid landscape with no sense of home or direction. Lost.

The massive search for her husband brings Susan together with Jeff, a search and rescue expert and social worker preoccupied with his young wife’s betrayal. In Jeff’s care is Corey, a young boy rendered mute and abandoned by his family after setting a fire in which his older brother was killed.

As the temperature drops and the search and rescue effort builds towards a startling climax, each of the three reflects on their life choices as they struggle with haunting and persistent questions: how am I responsible? What more could I have done?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lost is a remarkable feat in technical craftsmanship that is nonetheless shot through with much raw feeling. Alice Lichtenstein is an author not to be missed.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[A] brief, touching novel…Lichtenstein finds a remarkable amount of tension in the small choices her characters make…[her] compassion for, and understanding of, her characters make Lost worth reading.” Columbus Dispatch
“Here is a virtuoso novel which manages to be both a nail-biting page turner and a lyrical meditation on fate and longing…This is the type of book you'll want to press into the hands of everyone you know.” Rebecca Godfrey, author of Under the Bridge
“Lost is a remarkably complex and intricately told story…constantly surprising and always illuminating.” Robb Forman Dew, author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death
“Lost is gripping, riveting, electrifying, arresting, and sometimes frightening. Highly emotional and understatedly intelligent, with several narratives that come together seamlessly and unpredictably. And Susan is a great lead character: warm, complicated and totally believable. I hate to say it because it’ll sound so commonplace, but it's got to be said: I literally couldn’t put this book down.” Stephen Dixon, author of Meyer
“The unending toll of bereavement and trauma contrasts with a glimmer of hope brought by the characters’ newfound connection in this stark and moving novel.” Publishers Weekly
“MacDuffie’s cool reading is a perfect match for the stark story and winter landscape; she conveys both sadness and increasing suspense as the search drags on. Her matter-of-fact manner makes the occasional raw language and violence fit the story and characters. MacDuffie's performance of this moving and compelling novel makes this a good fit for domestic-fiction fans.” Booklist
“Narrator Carrington MacDuffie, a recording artist, singer, writer, and actress, fully voices this story. She captures the three main voices with clarity and sensitivity.” SoundCommentary

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Author Bio: Alice Lichtenstein

Author Bio: Alice Lichtenstein

Alice Lichtenstein graduated from Brown University and was named the Boston University Fellow in creative writing. She has received a New York Foundation of the Arts grant in fiction and has twice been a Fellow at the prestigious MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She has taught at Boston University, Wheaton College, Lesley College, and the Harvard University Summer School. She now teaches at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English