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Lost & Found: A Memoir by [Kathryn Schulz]

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Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Being Wrong. She won a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize for "The Really Big One," her article about seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Lost & Found grew out of "Losing Streak," a New Yorker story that was anthologized in The Best American Essays. Her work has also appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Food Writing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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"An extraordinary gift of a book, a tender, searching meditation on love and loss and what it means to be human. I wept at it, laughed with it, was entirely fascinated by it. I emerged feeling as if the world around me had been made anew."--Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk and Vesper Flights

"An unfolding astonishment to read."--Alison Bechdel, author of The Secret to Human Strength and Fun Home

"Kathryn Schulz has created a masterpiece of metaphysical insight, at once richly lyrical and piercingly specific."
--Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree

"Our lives do indeed deserve and reward the kind of honest, gentle, brilliant scrutiny Schulz brings to bear on her own life. The book is profound and beautiful."
--Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping and Gilead

"Lost & Found is the most daring of books: a memoir by a happy person. Deeply felt and exquisitely written, it's an absorbing exploration of love and loss--not to mention meteorites, Dante, and bears. The prodigiously talented Kathryn Schulz has written about her life in a way that will change yours."--Andy Borowitz, of "The Borowitz Report"

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Lost & Found is a deeply moving, richly illuminating exploration of loss and bliss. Schulz is never anything but the very best company, speaking nuanced truths from and about the deepest reaches of the heart."--Leslie Jamison, author of Make It Scream, Make It Burn

"Kathryn Schulz has a singular way of turning a familiar idea around and around until it becomes cosmic, geological, wondrous. In
Lost & Found she turns a memoir of love and death into an exploration of the way chance becomes fate and grief intertwines with gratitude. To read her is to be quietly amazed at hidden depths and histories--as if you were to discover a map of a continent written in the palm of your hand."--Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

"Just as every grief narrative is a reckoning with loss, every love story is a chronicle of finding, ' writes Pulitzer Prize winner Schulz (
Being Wrong) in this stunning memoir. As Schulz recounts, she contended with the pain and ecstasy of both narratives. . . . By the end of these exquisite existential wanderings, Schulz comes to a quiet truce with her finding that 'life, too, goes by contraries . . . by turns crushing and restorative . . . comic and uplifting.' Schulz's canny observations are a treasure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Deeply felt. More than a reflection on the loss of a parent. It is about the idea of loss in general and the passage of time. Fresh and evocative . . . a poignant, loving, wise, and comforting meditation on grief from both a personal and collective perspective."--Booklist (starred review)

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09J844CSZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador (25 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3211 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 222 pages
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KATHRYN SCHULZ is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Lost & Found, forthcoming from Random House on January 11, 2022. Her previous book was Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. She won a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for “The Really Big One,” an article about seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Lost & Found grew out of “Losing Streak,” which was originally published in The New Yorker and later anthologized in The Best American Essays. Her other essays and reporting have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Food Writing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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