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The keeper of lost things: a novel

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Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles--Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.

Bone china cup and saucer--Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects--the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind--and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony's lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor's quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony's last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious--a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice's redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest?

A charming, clever, and quietly moving novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.

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Grouped Work ID80671c03-22a2-3ea5-e0c1-40e504719452
Grouping Titlekeeper of lost things
Grouping Authorruth hogan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-25 05:15:48AM
Last Indexed2020-10-27 04:19:42AM
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display_descriptionCollecting things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them as a tribute to the fianc�ee who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes, a man bequeaths his estate to his unsuspecting assistant, who bonds with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners. Andrew Peardew collects things dropped or left behind by others and writing stories about them. He does this as a tribute to the fianc�ee who died the day he lost one of her keepsakes. When a dying Andrew bequeaths his estate to his assistant, Laura, she begins to bond with new neighbors while attempting to reunite the objects with their owners.
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subject_facetDivorced women -- Fiction
Electronic books
England -- Fiction
Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
Lost articles -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
title_displayThe keeper of lost things : a novel
title_fullThe Keeper of Lost Things A Novel
The keeper of lost things : a novel / Ruth Hogan
The keeper of lost things : a novel [electronic resource] / Ruth Hogan
The keeper of lost things [electronic resource] / Ruth Hogan
title_shortThe keeper of lost things
title_suba novel
topic_facetDivorced women
Electronic books
Lost and found possessions
Lost articles