The Book of Lost and Found is one of those books that immediately brings you into it’s world. The book alternates between 1989 and the 1920’s and ‘30’s in an effortless way. Kate Darling, daughter of a renowned ballerina is mourning her mothers’ loss while taking care to visit her grandmother on a daily basis, when she is told of the vast “lie” that her grandmother is guilty of. Kate’s mother, an orphan who was taken in by the woman who becomes Kate’s grandmother, has died never knowing that her own mother had been trying to contact her for years.
The book tells the story of Kate’s biological grandmother’s life, while also telling us the story of Kate and her life. I really liked the back-and-forth story-telling. The attention to detail of the 1930’s and 1940’s wartime Paris was quite good; as was the more modern story of Kate.
This is quite an intriguing story of love and loss, and love regained. I highly recommend it for those of you who are looking for something engrossing to read. Very well done!