The Luster of Lost Things


The Luster of Lost Things Author Sophie Chen Keller
ISBN-10 0735210780
ISBN-13 9780735210783
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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A fablelike debut for readers of Mark Haddons The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Fredrik Backman s A Man Called Ove in which a boy with an uncanny ability to find lost objects must embark on his most important search yet in order to save his mothers enchanted dessert shop the only place hes ever called home Theres only one place in the world that lonely twelve year old Walter Lavender Jr feels at home The Lavenders his mothers unusual West Village dessert shop where meringues scud through displays like clouds marzipan dragons breathe actual fire and the airy angel food cake can make customers pounds lighter When the mysterious and magical Book at the heart of the shop vanishes and a landlord threatens closure its up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop Despiteor because ofa communication disorder that renders him speechless and friendless Walter has a special ability to find lost things In fact the only thing hes failed to find is his father a pilot lost in a presumed plane crash at sea before Walter was born Accompanied by Milton his best friend and overweight golden retriever Walters quest will take him around and under New York City into subway tunnels and soaring over Central Park from bottle collecting in Chinatown to racing through the Met and introduce him to the extraordinary and forgotten people of this fantastical city Along the way he will discover his voice and learn what it means to truly be found

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