Essential Maps for the Lost

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Product Number: Z100118329
Released: Aug 09, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515924920
Narrator/s: C.S.E. Cooney
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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There are many ways to be lost. Sometimes people want to be lost. Madison-Mads to everyone who knows her-is trying her best to escape herself during one last summer away from a mother who needs more from her than she can give, and from a future that has been decided by everyone but her. Sometimes the lost do the unimaginable, like the woman, the body, Mads collides with in the middle of the water on a traumatic morning that changes everything. And sometimes the lost are the ones left behind, like the son of the woman in the water, Billy Youngwolf Floyd. Billy is struggling to find his way through each day in the shadow of grief. His one comfort is the map he carries in his pocket, out of his favorite book, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When three lives (and one special, shared book) collide, strange things happen. Things like questions and coincidences and secrets, lots of secrets. Things like falling in love. But can two lost people telling so many lies find their way through tragedy to each other and to solid ground?

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Author(s): Deb Caletti
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2016

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Essential Maps for the Lost
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Product Number:DD27335
Product Number:Z100118329

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Author(s): Deb Caletti
Narrator(s): C.S.E. Cooney
Product Number DD27335
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515904922
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Author(s): Deb Caletti
Product Number EB00613035
Released: Apr 05, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: #9781481415194

Professional reviews

"C.S.E. Cooney narrates the alternating stories of Billy and Madison with a certain detachment. This tone provides needed distance from the intense thoughts of these two lost teens. Cooney's narration occasionally emphasizes the kids' wry humor, lightening the tone a bit. Madison has only a short summer break from her dependent mother. Swimming brings her calmness--until she collides with the body of a woman who has committed suicide. That woman is Billy's mother. As Madison tries to understand the reasons behind the death, she meets and falls in love with grieving Billy. Cooney's reading gains a dynamic quality in the dialogue featured in this quixotic relationship. The experience of loss never weighs down this story of heroes discovering how to love themselves and each other. S.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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