Lost_and_found-650x1024‘How do you live knowing that anyone you love can die at any moment?’ This is the question that Australian author Brooke Davis was trying to answer when writing her debut novel, Lost and Found. Grief is a different journey for everyone who undertakes it; but that does not mean that it must be undertaken alone. Millie Bird is seven years old when her mother abandons her in a department store. Karl is 87 when his son leaves him at the nursing home. Agatha Pantha has not left her home in the years since her husband died. Lost and alone, they find each other. In the journey that follows, perhaps they will find themselves. Written with sensitivity but without sentimentality, Lost and Found explores the nuances of life, death and love.

Words by Joelene Pynnonen