The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel

By | November 6, 2019
The Keeper of Lost Things: A Novel Author Ruth Hogan
ISBN-10 0062473530
ISBN-13 9780062473530
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher William Morrow
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A charming clever and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break losing and finding ourselves the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives and the surprising connections that bind us Lime green plastic flower shaped hair bobblesFound on the playing field Derrywood Park 2nd September Bone china cup and saucerFound on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens 31st October Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things Forty years ago he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiance Therese That very same day she died unexpectedly Brokenhearted Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objectsthe things others have dropped misplaced or accidently left behindand writing stories about them Now in the twilight of his life Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners As the end nears he bequeaths his secret lifes mission to his unsuspecting assistant Laura leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures including an irritable ghost Recovering from a bad divorce Laura in some ways is one of Anthonys lost things But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion her life begins to change She finds a new friend in the neighbors quirky daughter Sunshine and a welcome distraction in Freddy the rugged gardener As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts Laura accompanied by her new companions sets out to realize Anthonys last wish reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners Long ago Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years Now with her own end drawing near she has lost something preciousa tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made As the Keeper of Lost Objects Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunices redemption But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest Full of character wit and wisdom The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Garden Spells Mrs Queen Takes the Train and The Silver Linings Playbook

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