The Resource The keeper of lost things, Ruth Hogan

The keeper of lost things, Ruth Hogan

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The keeper of lost things
Title
The keeper of lost things
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Hogan
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Language
eng
Summary
A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us. Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles-Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September. Bone china cup and saucer-Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October. Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects-the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind-and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost. Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony's lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor's quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony's last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners. Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious-a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made. As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice's redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook
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Summary
A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us
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10545206
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1961-
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Hogan, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Lost articles
  • Divorced women
  • Secrecy
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The keeper of lost things, Ruth Hogan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=2766364
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn973045769
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781473635494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • HachetteUK544245
  • AD75DFC1-FAD5-45BC-B7A1-6A71F4A31016
Label
The keeper of lost things, Ruth Hogan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=2766364
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn973045769
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781473635494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • HachetteUK544245
  • AD75DFC1-FAD5-45BC-B7A1-6A71F4A31016

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