Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Sleuths

How to be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward

Caroline, Madeline and Ellie Winters have no idea why their parents seem so miserable and distant; they only know that their lives are vastly different from those of their friends.   Led by fifteen-year-old Caroline, the girls plot an escape from the affluent but unhappy home.

But the fantasy turns tragic when five-year-old Ellie doesn't show up at the rendezvous and is never seen again.

Sixteen years later Caroline and her mother still scan crowds and photographs in desperate hope while Madeline demands closure.  Their rift widens when another photo bearing a striking resemblance to Ellie comes to light.

As Caroline’s facade of a life starts to fall apart, she embarks on a cross-country mission to track down the latest Ellie look-a-like.

Multiple points of view and deft, witty writing reveal the family secrets that explain Ellie’s disappearance.  Our Book Sleuths Book Club will discuss all the twists in this fascinating story on Tuesday, May 27th at 2 p.m. at the Post Road Library.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist