Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2015.
'If you liked Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry , you'll like this' Metro 'Will generate the same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, The Rosie Project ' Sydney Morning Herald Millie Bird is seven-years-old. On a shopping trip with her mum, Millie is left alone beneath the Ginormous Women's underwear rack in a department store. Her mum never returns. Agatha Pantha is eighty-two and hasn't left home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street. Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven and in a nursing home. He remembers how he once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife's skin. Now widowed, he knows that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again. In a moment of clarity, he escapes. Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie's mum. And along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise , that old age is not the same as death , and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life .
" Uproarious and affecting... eccentric and sympathetic ... Lost & Found could be ginormous" Independent
Brooke Davis has worked as a travel writer, editor, and bookseller. She is the winner of the Allen & Unwin Prize for Prose Fiction, the Verandah Prose Prize, the 2009 Bobbie Cullen Memorial Award for Women Writers, and the 2011 Postgraduate Queensland Writing Prize. Her debut novel, Lost & Found , was written as a PhD thesis on grief at Curtin University in Western Australia, a part of which was anthologized in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 . Brooke Davis attended Wilfrid Laurier University and has lived in Halifax but now makes Perth, Australia, her home.