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“Sweet and resonant.” —People, “Best New Books” Pick
“A heartwarming and tender tale of growth and redemption…. Curl up by the fire with a cup of tea and a biscuit and be entranced by this delightful story.” —Library Journal, starred review
A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.
All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend—her grandmother Zelda—who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.
Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.
“Phaedra Patrick has written a hymn to books and how they can bring love—even miracles—into your life.” —Antoine Laurain, author of The Red Notebook
"Sometimes a book comes along at exactly the right moment. The Library of Lost and Found pulled me in with a family mystery, and filled me with warm fuzzies at the end—exactly what I needed. Phaedra Patrick’s characters are vibrant, quirky, and real, and you’ll be cheering for Martha as she discovers who she really is." —Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go