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Lost Lake
by Sarah Addison Allen

Published: 2014-01-21
Hardcover : 304 pages
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Now a New York Times Bestseller
 
From the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever...
 
The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old ...
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Now a New York Times Bestseller
 
From the author of the beloved bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever...
 
The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future.
 
That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby's past. Her husband George is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that's left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.
 
It's a lot, but not enough to keep Eby from relinquishing  Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand, and calling this her final summer at the lake. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.
 
Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve,  before she learned of loneliness, and heartbreak, and loss. Now she's all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope too, thanks to her resilient daughter Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer... and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.
 
One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren't sure they needed in the first place:  love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended.  Can they find what they need before it's too late? 
 
At once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

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research the book club questions b4, the questions we used could've been better.
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  "A wonderful surprise!"by lpollinger (see profile) 10/12/20

Kate’s husband passed away a year ago and she is having trouble moving on, in spite of the fact that her young daughter, Devin, desperately needs her. Day by day Kate goes through the moti... (read more)

 
by SRJacksack (see profile) 07/08/17

 
  "Light summer read..."by Kwizgiver (see profile) 08/16/14

Not as heavy fare as we normally read, we had fun with it.

 
  "lost lake"by bhale (see profile) 08/12/14

 
  "Lost Lake"by amarino3 (see profile) 06/19/14

Her writing is beautiful and easy to read. Her insights and descriptions of the characters make them very intriguing. They were very true to life.

 
  "A Plot Still Missing from Lost Lake"by nbaker (see profile) 05/15/14

Don't get me wrong - the story was entertaining and would make a good quick summer read. A younger mom with an 8-year old daughter is desperately trying to resume life after losing her husband a year... (read more)

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