No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 6, 2015

    Matt Burgess: IMG 35 Seconds



    Late at night on September 22, 2014, at a housing project basketball court in Brooklyn, a white cop pushes a black man against a chain link fence.... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Uncle Janice

      Matt Burgess 9780385536806

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$25.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z
11 Local Warehouse Literature- Contemporary Women
21 Remote Warehouse Literature- Contemporary Women

More copies of this ISBN

Lost Lake

by

Lost Lake Cover

ISBN13: 9781250019806
ISBN10: 125001980x
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A New York Times bestseller!

“Tender and enchanting” —Southern Seasons

 

“An endearing tale of surprising second chances.” - Booklist (starred review)

 

The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future.That was half a life ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Ebys past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All thats left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the Southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.  Its not quite enough to keep Eby from calling this her final summer at the lake, and relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand.Until one last chance at family knocks on her door. Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness and heartbreak and loss. Now shes all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope, too, thanks to her resilient daughter, Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer… and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they werent sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before its too late?At once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.“Lost Lake is a love note to second chances, hopeful and entrancing, and I couldnt put it down.” —Joshilyn Jackson

Review:

"In Allen's (Garden Spells) atmospheric fifth novel, a widow and her daughter find healing at a quirky summer resort. For the year following her husband's sudden death, Kate Pheris sleepwalked through life, barely able to care for her eight-year-old daughter, Devin. Kate's overbearing mother-in-law, Cricket, stepped in, selling Kate's house and arranging for Kate and Devin to come live with her. On moving day, Kate unearths a postcard from Lost Lake, a resort in Suley, Ga., where her great-aunt Eby owned a group of rental cabins. More than that, it was where Kate spent her 'last best summer.' Finding the postcard wakes her up. On a whim, Kate decides to take a detour to Suley with Devin, having no idea whether Eby and the cabins will even still be there. They are — Eby's decided to open the cabins for a handful of her regulars for one final summer before selling to a real estate developer. Kate and Devin are immediately taken with Lost Lake and Eby's guests, an assortment of oddballs and misfits. When a magical alligator directs Devin to a treasure box submerged in the lake, it sets off a chain of events that uncovers 15-year-old secrets and cements Kate and Devin's ties to the resort. The overused family business — versus-developers trope doesn't particularly add to the story, and Allen's trademark mystical touches are not as effective as usual, but her eccentric cast of characters and charming Southern setting will win readers over. Announced first printing of 125,000." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else.  Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal.  Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake.  It was a place for dreaming.  But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on.  Lost Lake's magic is gone.  As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life?  Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again.  And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found. 

About the Author

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, and The Peach Keeper. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

McGuffy Ann, January 27, 2014 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
This wonderful novel is set in Georgia. Kate, a young widow, has been merely sleepwalking for the past year. Her mother-in-law has taken over her life, as well as that of her young daughter, Devin’s life. Kate had only gone through the motions of living.

Upon coming across an old postcard of Lost Lake, Kate realizes that she needs to take control of her life and Devin’s. Lost Lake is just the place to start. She remembered it as the perfect place of her childhood, as she and Devin set out for Lost Lake Resort.

The resort is owned by Kate’s Aunt Eby who, now growing older, wonders if she should continue on or sell the old place. It needs work and she is tired. Both she and the resort are not what they once were, she fears.

However, the resort has colourful people who have gathered there for many years. They come together, each with their own woes and stories. Misfits of various kinds, they have a place at Lost Lake, finding acceptance, friendship, and ultimately themselves.

Kate finds the support that she needs at Lost Lake. She finds a special childhood friend, as well as Aunt Eby. Kate is reawakened and energized by Lost Lake. It has a magic of its own. Devin knows this immediately, following clues to uncover mysteries and secrets there.

This may be one of Sarah Addison Allen’s best works. I believe it is indeed a magical novel. I was drawn in from the start, and did not want to leave Lost Lake.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
McGuffy Ann, January 27, 2014 (view all comments by McGuffy Ann)
This wonderful novel is set in Georgia. Kate, a young widow, has been merely sleepwalking for the past year. Her mother-in-law has taken over her life, as well as that of her young daughter, Devin’s life. Kate had only gone through the motions of living.

Upon coming across an old postcard of Lost Lake, Kate realizes that she needs to take control of her life and Devin’s. Lost Lake is just the place to start. She remembered it as the perfect place of her childhood, as she and Devin set out for Lost Lake Resort.

The resort is owned by Kate’s Aunt Eby who, now growing older, wonders if she should continue on or sell the old place. It needs work and she is tired. Both she and the resort are not what they once were, she fears.

However, the resort has colourful people who have gathered there for many years. They come together, each with their own woes and stories. Misfits of various kinds, they have a place at Lost Lake, finding acceptance, friendship, and ultimately themselves.

Kate finds the support that she needs at Lost Lake. She finds a special childhood friend, as well as Aunt Eby. Kate is reawakened and energized by Lost Lake. It has a magic of its own. Devin knows this immediately, following clues to uncover mysteries and secrets there.

This may be one of Sarah Addison Allen’s best works. I believe it is indeed a magical novel. I was drawn in from the start, and did not want to leave Lost Lake.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
The Book Goddess, January 26, 2014 (view all comments by The Book Goddess)
I want to start this review by saying I have loved Sarah Addison Allen as an author since I read Garden Spells . It was so beautiful and different, that I knew I had to get my hands on every book she has written and I have. While waiting for this book to come out, I learned that the delay was due to the fact that the author was battling a very serious health problem and my heart absolutely ached for her. I was so happy to read in the acknowledgements section of this book that she has just reached two years with clear scans. My thoughts and prayers will continue to go out to this author.

Now, for my review of this book...it was just as magical and all-consuming as her prior books. There is just something about Allen's writing that makes you want to climb into the book to spend time with her characters. I was so excited when I got this book, I had to read it in a single sitting. The book begins in the 1960's, which briefly introduces us to newlyweds, George and Eby, and their adventurous honeymoon in Paris. We then flash forward to the present day, where Eby's great-niece, Kate, is "waking up" after a year of being asleep. No, she wasn't in a coma, this is where the magic of Allen's writing comes into play. We learn about this very strange family, relative by relative, to learn about a certain family curse. Now is it a real curse, I don't get that feeling. But the author writes in a way that makes you realize it is always your choice to be happy and move forward after great loss. There is a wonderful line in the book that says something to the effect of "if you are too busy mourning what your empty cup, you will miss the opportunity to fill it again". I am paraphrasing, but I found that line extremely striking. The magic in this book is more subtle than in prior books, but I felt that it fit the story well. This is ultimately a book about finding your strength and moving forward with the support of friends and family and taking care of each other. I wish Lost Lake was a real place to go...it sounds like a magical place full of peace and healing. Sarah Addison Allen knocked it out of the park again for me and I cannot wait to see what she does next. If you have never read this author before, do yourself a favor and read all of her books.

I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 4 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250019806
Author:
Allen, Sarah Addison
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
magical realism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Greatest Skating Race: A World... New Hardcover $18.95
  2. The Vanishing Point Used Hardcover $8.95
  3. A Darker Domain Used Trade Paper $2.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Featured Titles
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Paranormal

Lost Lake New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$25.99 In Stock
Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9781250019806 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Allen's (Garden Spells) atmospheric fifth novel, a widow and her daughter find healing at a quirky summer resort. For the year following her husband's sudden death, Kate Pheris sleepwalked through life, barely able to care for her eight-year-old daughter, Devin. Kate's overbearing mother-in-law, Cricket, stepped in, selling Kate's house and arranging for Kate and Devin to come live with her. On moving day, Kate unearths a postcard from Lost Lake, a resort in Suley, Ga., where her great-aunt Eby owned a group of rental cabins. More than that, it was where Kate spent her 'last best summer.' Finding the postcard wakes her up. On a whim, Kate decides to take a detour to Suley with Devin, having no idea whether Eby and the cabins will even still be there. They are — Eby's decided to open the cabins for a handful of her regulars for one final summer before selling to a real estate developer. Kate and Devin are immediately taken with Lost Lake and Eby's guests, an assortment of oddballs and misfits. When a magical alligator directs Devin to a treasure box submerged in the lake, it sets off a chain of events that uncovers 15-year-old secrets and cements Kate and Devin's ties to the resort. The overused family business — versus-developers trope doesn't particularly add to the story, and Allen's trademark mystical touches are not as effective as usual, but her eccentric cast of characters and charming Southern setting will win readers over. Announced first printing of 125,000." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else.  Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal.  Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake.  It was a place for dreaming.  But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on.  Lost Lake's magic is gone.  As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake can she bring the cottages—and her heart—back to life?  Because sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again.  And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found. 
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.