The Department of Lost & Found: A Novel (Anglais) Relié – 8 mai 2007
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Revue de presse
“With a heroine who dares to be cranky and bitchy abour her disease while still attempting to keep her ‘brave’ game face on. The story is real, honest, engrossing, and funny, too. Plus any book with a Bob Barker cameo is aces with me.” (Valerie Frankel)
“Allison Winn Scotch’s thoroughly engaging and optimistic debut novel simply sparkles!” (Claire Cook, author of Life's A Beach)
“The changes and realizations that the characters make are profound and moving....An impressive debut.” (Booklist)
Where you should read it: On the beach. It’s smart and well-written, but still divertingly light. (Marie Claire)
Told with humor and hope for a happier ending, this heartwarming debut will encourage readers to take stock. (No Source)
Told with humor and hope for a happier ending, this heartwarming debut will encourage readers to take stock. (Theta magazine)
Editor’s Choice: When [Natalie Miller’s] carefully crafted life begins to crumble...she finds inspiration from unexpected people. (Redbook Magazine)
“A light, fast and fun read on a serious topic.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Présentation de l'éditeur
“Allison Winn Scotch is the real deal and The Department of Lost and Found is one you absolutely won’t want to miss.”
—Johanna Edwards, author of The Next Big Thing
“Funny, touching, tender, true….I loved it.”
—Pamela Redmond Satran, author of Suburbanistas
A Redbook Magazine Editor’s Choice, Allison Winn Scotch’s sparkling debut novel, The Department of Lost and Found, is a story that makes you laugh and cry in equal measure. This funny and uplifting tale of a young woman overcoming bad odds and changing her life, as she discovers unexpected truths about her friends, her family, and herself, is one that Julie Buxbaum and Jennifer Weiner fans will not soon forget.
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I also didn't really like Natalie all that much in the beginning but I suspect I wasn't supposed to. Cancer is a life changing journey and I found Natalie's evolution to be realistic. It wasn't long before I was routing for her and by the end of the book I had become genuinely fond of who she had become.
I highly recommend this book. In spite of the subject matter it is in no way a depressing read. Rather it is the funny, thoughtful and somewhat philosophical story of a cancer patient who realizes that she alone is responsible for making her own good fortune. That's uplifting, not depressing.
What I did not like was the political strategy that was referred to but not exactly explained throughout the book. It was rather annoying that some things were apparently very important to understanding the plot, such as her tug-of-war with her best friend regarding an article that would eventually be published, were left to inference with very little explanation.
I chose this book because I really enjoyed the last book I read by this author and would still be willing to try other books of hers. But this was a disappointment.
Writing in a diary, something suggested by her therapist, she begins to look below the surface and reexamine all of her relationships, as well as many of the choices she's made.
Rediscovering what remains after--it's all kind of like going to a Lost and Found Department to scrounge through the assorted items and picking out long-forgotten treasures and tossing aside things that weren't really important after all.
What I loved most about The Department of Lost & Found was the first-person voice of Natalie, who is brave, funny, persistent, and willing to really look at herself. Finding herself after cancer is a journey that offers unexpected rewards along the way.
I have to find more books by Allison Winn Scotch!
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