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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brooke Davis Narrator: Nigel Carrington, Nicolette McKenzie, Helen Walsh Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9780698191174
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Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns.

Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house or spoken to another human being since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

Karl, the touch typist, eighty-seven, once used his fingers to type out love notes on his wife’s skin. Now that she’s gone, he types his words out into the air as he speaks. Karl’s been committed to a nursing home, but in a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Now he’s on the lam.

Brought together at a fateful moment, the three embark upon a road trip across western Australia to find Millie’s mother. Along the way, Karl wants to find out how to be a man again; Agatha just wants everything to go back to how it was. Together they will discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a happy life. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] enchanting debut.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Everything about the characters and the writing feels right, and the result is a book that’s heartbreaking, funny, and brilliant.”

    Courier-Mail (Australia)

  • “Mixing sober and funny, sad and preposterous, Davis pulls all these strands together and makes this story a delight.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Lost & Found is informed by Davis’ personal heartache, but it is buoyed by something more universal—our need to love and be loved, regardless of the risk.”

    Newcastle Herald (Australia)

  • “A tale, of love and loss, grief and great mates…this is storytelling at its purest.”

    Weekend Post (Australia)

  • “A whimsical and touching debut…[and an] ultimately powerful exploration of grief from a skillful and original new voice.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Already a hit in the author’s native Australia, this poignant story of a mismatched threesome and their hunt for Millie’s mom will likely strike a similar chord with American readers.”


  • “Unconventional characters and slapstick action are combined with heartbreaking moments in this fresh take on the shared humanity of loss and the possibility of redemption, making this title a moving and unforgettable read. Verdict: For all readers who have ever faced grief and felt that everyone else knows what they are doing and how to handle it.”

    Library Journal

  • “Three exceptional narrators take turns delivering the chapters of this quirky audiobook about death. Helen Walsh is perfect as feisty seven-year-old Millie Bird…As the three unlikely partners travel across Australia in a madcap adventure looking for Millie’s mother, the outstanding narrators take listeners on a roller coaster ride of laughter, sadness, and contemplation. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • A BookPage Top Pick for February 2015
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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