A Grand Day to Get Lost

A Grand Day to Get Lost

Book - 2013
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"A wrong turn down a remote Florida backwoods highway turns into the ride of a lifetime for Emily Weaver, a university librarian, when she mysteriously discovers a manuscript written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings dated years after the beloved author's death. Emily unwittingly begins a treasure hunt in a world that is as beautiful as it is dangerous, and it is a hunt that could not only change her life, but the landscape of the entire literary world. Is it really possible that the renowned author of The Yearling faked her own death in 1953? Parading through the scrub country in Rawlings's seemingly fresh footsteps, Emily must separate fact from fiction as she discovers more than one secret world, opens up her heart to new friendships and challenges, encounters ghosts from the past, and puts her own life in danger to uncover the truth. A Grand Day to Get Lost not only resurrects a bold literary icon but also explores the emotional landscape of loss, survival, and forgiveness in a world where anything is possible for those who dare to risk and follow their dreams."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Radish Books], [2013].
ISBN: 9780615781716
Branch Call Number: RADIS
Characteristics: vii, 413 pages ; 22 cm.

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jangell59
May 17, 2016

This was a wonderful book.It was well written and the characters are people you can believe in and rout for while being highly entertained by the grand adventure of Emily, who gets lost on the back roads of Florida and finds love, friendship and as sense of purpose that she did not know she was missing.

rowanquincy Jan 17, 2015

I have read her earlier books and enjoyed them immensely, but I just couldn't get into this one and ended up stopping reading about three quarters of the way through. The characters were not compelling, the main character acted much younger than her age and was very annoying. The other characters were often cartoonish. And the overadulation of the author who wrote the Yearling made no sense to me at all. If this was the first Radish book I read it would be the last. It really needed a good editing, there were inconsistencies in the plot, and the writing was repetitive. I did not enjoy reading this book at all and would not recommend it.

LaughingOne Jan 07, 2015

Kris Radish is one of my favourite authors. Her novels always have quirky characters who have unusual adventures that always seem to help them find and become more themselves. In "A Grand Day to Get Lost" Emily, a seemingly nondescript university librarian, gets lost on some back roads in Florida, and drives into an amazing adventure. If you liked "The Yearling" by Marjorie K Rawlings and want to know more about her, this is a good book to read. If you "only" want to read about discovery, excitement and a bit of obsession, especially about possible lost manuscripts, this is the book to read. The relationships of the characters in Radish's book are well developed and strong, and mostly between females. I do have one criticism of this novel: it is poorly copy edited (unlike her other novels). Words were missing in sentences (nouns, verbs). Extra words were in sentences, as if someone couldn't decide which word to use and forgot to delete the ones not chosen. Some of the hyphenation was also confusing. All of these uncaught errors detracted and distracted from the story. And that is why I didn't give the book four or five stars.

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