The Lost Daughter

Author: Mary Williams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101611067
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“I always hoped [Mary Williams] would tell her incredible story. She's a writer of uncommon clarity and humor, and the arrival of her memoir is cause for celebration." —Dave Eggers, author of What is the What As she grew up in 1970s Oakland, California, role models for Mary Williams were few and far between: her father was often in prison, her older sister was a teenage prostitute, and her hot-tempered mother struggled to raise six children alone. For all Mary knew, she was heading down a similar path. But her life changed when she met Jane Fonda at summer camp in 1978. Fonda grew attached to the bright girl and eventually invited her to become part of her family, becoming the mother Mary never had. Mary’s life since has been one of adventure and opportunity—from hiking the Appalachian Trail solo, working with the Lost Boys of Sudan, and living in the frozen reaches of Antarctica. Her most courageous trip, though, involved returning to Oakland and reconnecting with her biological mother and family, many of whom she hadn’t seen since the day she left home. The Lost Daughter is a chronicle of her journey back in time, an exploration of fractured family bonds, and a moving epic of self-discovery.

The Lost Daughter

Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609451035
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Fiction

"Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.

Die Geschichte des verlorenen Kindes

Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518777978
Release Date: 2018-02-04
Genre: Fiction

Elena ist schließlich doch nach Neapel zurückgekehrt, aus Liebe. Die beste Entscheidung ihres ganzen Lebens, glaubt sie, doch als sich ihr nach und nach die ganze Wahrheit über den geliebten Mann offenbart, fällt sie ins Bodenlose. Lila, die ihren Schicksalsort nie verlassen hat, ist eine erfolgreiche Unternehmerin geworden, aber dieser Erfolg kommt sie teuer zu stehen. Denn sie gerät zusehends in die grausame, chauvinistische Welt des verbrecherischen Neapels, eine Welt, die sie Zeit ihres Lebens verabscheut und bekämpft hat. Bei allen Verwerfungen und Rivalitäten, die ihre lange gemeinsamen Geschichte prägen – Lila und Elena halten einander die Treue, und fast scheint das Glück eine späte Möglichkeit. Aber beide haben sie übersehen, dass ihre hartnäckigsten Verehrer im Lauf der Jahre zu erbitterten Feinden geworden sind.

The Lost Daughter

Author: Lucretia Grindle
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447203575
Release Date: 2011-08-19
Genre: Fiction

‘Her past.’ Pallioti tapped the files. ‘This,’ he said, ‘is how you'll find her.’ In Florence, a young American student goes missing. At first neither Alessandro Pallioti, one of the city’s most senior policemen, nor Enzo Saenz, his deputy, are too concerned. But soon the men are horrified to discover that the older man Kristen has been spending time with is Antonio Tomaselli, a member of the notorious Red Brigades. Then, before the police can get a handle on the case, Kristen's step-mother, Anna, also vanishes. Before long Enzo finds himself enmeshed in a web of false identities, betrayed loyalties, and revenge. At its centre is Anna, a woman he is increasingly drawn to, but knows he should not trust; and at stake is the life of an eighteen year old girl. With the horrors of the past rising behind him and the women’s futures hanging in the balance, Enzo Saenz is on unfamiliar ground and playing the most deadly game of his life . . . 'Grindle is a craftswoman of delicate, evocative psychological thrillers’ Daily Telegraph

The Lost Daughter

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9781408910825
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Fiction

‘So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting.’ – Candis Would you live a lie to keep your child? In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child.

The Lost Daughter

Author: David Ashton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473632301
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Fiction

'Jean Brash is my favourite character and David Ashton's writing is as delicious, elegant and compelling as she is' Siobhan Redmond (Jean Brash in BBC Radio 4's McLevy series) Jean Brash is beautiful, intelligent and in her prime. Owner of The jUST lAND, the best and most successful brothel in Victorian Edinburgh, she's seen the highs and lows of society and been on both sides of the law, much to the frustration of her sparring partner, Inspector James McLevy. And Jean has a mind to do some sleuthing of her own ... It's Spring and Jean Brash is raring to go. But past, present and future collide to undermine that desire. A theatre company arrives in Leith to perform King Lear. A ruthless robbery is planned, a gruesome murder committed, both of which set Inspector James McLevy on the prowl, and Jean's past returns in the form of bad seed from a vicious killer. Even more lethally, her own lost family life explodes in the present, as a wild young actress who trails violence and death behind her, involves Jean in a dangerous complex game that threatens to destroy the very root of her identity. When you look death in the face, it's best not to blink - otherwise the play is over.

The Lost Daughter

Author: Lucy Ferriss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101560167
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Fiction

Brooke O’Connor—elegant, self-possessed, and kind—has a happy marriage and a deeply loved young daughter. So her adamant refusal to have a second child confounds her husband, Sean. When Brooke’s high school boyfriend Alex—now divorced and mourning the death of his young son—unexpectedly resurfaces, Sean begins to suspect an affair. For fifteen years Brooke has kept a shameful secret from everyone she loves. Only Alex knows the truth that drove them apart. His reappearance now threatens the life she has so carefully constructed and fortified by denial. With her marriage—and her emotional equilibrium—at stake, Brooke must confront what she has been unwilling to face for so long. But the truth is not what Brooke believes it to be. Lucy Ferriss’s haunting novel reveals the profound ways in which remorse over the past can not only derail lives but also—sometimes—redeem them.

The Lost Daughter of Pigeon Hollow

Author: Inglath Cooper
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459229075
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Fiction

Willa Addison doesn't believe in fairy tales She's too busy running her mother's diner and raising her wild teenage sister. She doesn't like to dwell on the dreams she once had, dreams she put on hold. Then Owen Miller walks into her diner and changes her life. She doesn't know what to think when Owen hands her a letter from her father—a father she thought was dead—requesting they meet. As if that wasn't enough, her sister has become more than she can handle. It's time for Willa to figure out what's happened to her life. And maybe, with Owen around, she can finally believe in happily ever after….

The Lost Daughter

Author: Daralyse R. Lyons
Publisher:
ISBN: 0595453953
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

Four-year old Annabelle Cain accidentally kills her eleven-year old sister, Emily. The girls' mother, Lilly, plagued by her own guilt and self-pity, cannot forgive Annabelle. She acts as if she has lost both daughters. As a result, Annabelle blames herself for all that has gone wrong in their lives. The thin threads of the Cain familial tapestry now begin to unravel. It is not natural for parents to outlive their children and in the instant of Emily's death, her parents' pain, physical and emotional, becomes almost overwhelming. Annabelle's guilt is staggering. These feelings continue unabated for some time. Unable to adequately process her parents' divorce and her mother's inability to forgive her, Annabelle reaches out indiscriminately for love and experiences monumental challenges at a young age. Her tragedies multiply as she faces further and greater losses. The Lost Daughter powerfully illustrates how lives can irrevocably change in a moment. It examines a mother's longing for her lost daughter and explores the ability to heal through love. Women, steeped in the tragedy of an accidental shooting, experience emotional upheavals that lead to strength and redemption. This is a story in which sins are accidental but salvation is intentional.

The Lost Daughter

Author: Joanna Hines
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444741148
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Fiction

Perdita, the lost daughter of THE CORNISH GIRL, returns to Cornwall on a quest for her mother's family. In doing so she also finds a brother she never knew she had, and a love which may lead her to the castle her father built for her mother during their impossible romance. And Perdita's own romance may be impossible...