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How did they come to misplace it? Who are they now without it? Having never located something he once held dear, he knows all too well the pain of loss. In fact, his experience with loss in general runs deep. So he collects random objects—meaningless to others—and imagines what they once meant to their owners. He catalogues the exact place and moment he found them in hopes to one day reunite even one of them with their rightful owner. There is a compelling, magical appeal to this story, not in the literal sense, but it added a pleasant ambiance of imaginative goodness. I should have been glued to these pages with all these lovely elements at play—I wanted to be.
But unfortunately that wasn't the case. This story moved slowly, maybe too slow, and while the writing was charming and exuded an air of sophistication, in this case the execution fell off for me. I found myself growing bored, waiting for a captivating moment that never came. The delicate romance was sweet and kept me hopeful, but nothing seemed to deliver on what felt promised. That said, many of my book friends loved this one, and I can see why. Hope you enjoy! View all 74 comments. Okay, this was really bad! For instance, The Keeper of Lost Things turns out to be an old man who collects lost things he finds and then writes dow 1.
For instance, The Keeper of Lost Things turns out to be an old man who collects lost things he finds and then writes down where and when he found them. Then, he decides to pass his huge collection on to his house assistant and asks her to make sure everything finds its home, and this is when the story began unravelling to me, because she accepts this challenge as a way to make up for her being a huge disappointment to her parents? I found a lot of the story to be superficial and too convenient. For instance, there is a scene in which two men meet for the first time.
One man asks the other man whether he likes being a taxi driver, and the other man says yes but then elaborates with an incident in his early career in which he ran down a man? Who in their right mind would share such an incident within the first sentences of a conversation? The beginning of this novel was kind of enchanting, but as my reading progressed my interest took a turn, and by the end I read with a constant cringing of my toes. View all 46 comments. Mar 04, Patti rated it it was ok. If I had a dollar for every time the author wrote,"a lovely cup of tea", I could buy another book. View all 21 comments. I listened to the audio version of The Keeper of Lost Things and the narrators were fantastic.
There are two story lines, with the present day story featuring Laura, divorced, treated badly by her ex-husband, feeling like she spent years letting her parents down, now working happily as an assistant for Anthony Peardew, a successful writer and a keeper of lost things. Heavy on Anthony's heart, aside from the fact that his fiance died many years ago, before they could get married, is that he lost I listened to the audio version of The Keeper of Lost Things and the narrators were fantastic. Heavy on Anthony's heart, aside from the fact that his fiance died many years ago, before they could get married, is that he lost something very dear to her the day she died.
That loss, both losses, led him to the obsessive and meticulous collecting of lost things, cataloging them and caring for them, in the hopes that his lost thing would be found and cared for also. When Anthony dies, he leaves everything to Laura, with his last wishes being that she attempt to find the owners of the lost things and that she befriend his neighbor, Sunshine. The house that Anthony leaves to Laura is named Padua and without a doubt, there is the supernatural presence of Anthony's late fiance in the house and garden. In fact, Sunshine just seems to know a lot of things about Therese and also about the owners of the lost things. The narration of her character had me seeing her so vividly, making her one of my favorite characters in a book full of touching characters.
Not to be forgotten, is Freddy, the hunky gardener who allows Laura to think of love again, and Carrot, the mistreated stray dog, who knows that he is loved and safe, in his new home. There is another couple whose story starts the day Anthony's fiance dies, all those years earlier, and their platonic love is just as strong as the love Anthony and his late fiance had for each other. Over the years they share their lives with Douglas and then Baby Jane, beloved dogs that rule the roost and eat a large amount of pastries. The treatment of the dogs, the way their people love them so deeply and share their days with them, is just another part of the story that worked so well for me. Published February 21st This story was a Kindle Unlimited selection.
View all 45 comments. Witty, Quirky, and Charming! The Keeper of Lost Things is an enchanting story about love, loss, friendship, and healing. A wonderful cast of endearing, quirky characters made this book a pleasure to read! Writer Anthony Peardew collects lost objects. When Anthony dies, he leaves his collection of lost objects to Laura, his caretaker. Laura Witty, Quirky, and Charming! Laura is trying to put her life back together after a messy divorce. Eventually Laura, Freddy, and Sunshine find a way to reunite the objects with their owners, and once they do so, the healing process can begin.
These two characters have a deep connection to the lost objects. The reader also gets to experience the stories behind the lost objects. I found The Keeper of Lost Things to be a refreshing, feel-good read! I adored the unconventional characters, especially Sunshine and her lovely cup of tea. Douglas and Baby Jane also made me smile. Hogan's writing is strong; she seamlessly incorporates elements of wit and whimsy. This is a quick, light-hearted, intelligent read that I found to be the perfect summer escape! View all 66 comments. Deceased unknown. God bless and rest in peace. For almost a year, its beautiful cover with the peaceful cobalt blue background and the quiet pink beauty of its flowers has been calling my name from the shelf of my favourite bookshop.
And every time, I would take it in my hands, read the blurb, scam and skim through a few paragraphs and return it to its place. When the wonderful Traveling Sisters group decided to have it as our nest read, I thought the time had finally come. The story is quite interesting and humane. Anthony, an elderly writer who has experienced a serious loss, has a strange habit. He finds lost items, discarded in the streets, in trains, in parks.
He collects them, meticulously describes the time and place of discovery and then imagines the circumstances that surround the loss of these objects. They become symbols for lives lost and gained. There are many things to appreciate in this story but there are also quite a lot of problems, in my opinion. I found the subplot of Eunice and Bomber interesting and although not closely related to the main story, it added a certain carefree attitude of a past era without wasting our time. The issues of diversity, acceptance and sexual identity were well-handled and approached with respect and tenderness. The stories of the objects collected by Anthony were outstanding. Some were nostalgic, melancholic. Others were sad, bitter. And then, there were stories of courage, perseverance and hope.
The stories saved the book from becoming too melodramatic and void. And now, the issues I had with the novel. I was much more interested in Anthony and Theresa and I was disappointed with the treatment of their relationship. I thought it was a gimmick, it dragged, it seemed out of place and made Laura appear even more idiotic than before. I felt it was included just for the sake of it and was done in a sloppy, almost naive way. The dialogue could use some improvement as well. They did no favour to her already mediocre, passable character.
They were racist, plain and simple. The characters of Anthony, Sunshine, Eunice and Bomber were very interesting. Anthony and Sunshine provided an aura of mystery, melancholy and quirkiness in the story. Laura did very little to make me appreciate her. Yes, she had the courage to walk away from a cruel life but again, she wanted a man to define herself. Her self-pity and romantic troubles with the entirely indifferent, average Freddy made me cringe. Portia ended up being a caricature. So, in my opinion, this is a novel where the driving force is the story and the characters are given a supporting role. In this sense, one may consider it successful. I know it would have been much better if it had been graced with a well-written main character.
Discussing the novel with them was pure joy. View all 22 comments. Mar 26, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. This book was a real pleasure to read. It had a bit of everything, romance, ghostly presences, magic, mystery and clever literary references being just some. I enjoyed all of the characters especially Sunshine with her quirky speech and odd ways. Two main stories alternate and meander gently through the book, interspersed with lovely anecdotes about the lost things. Some of these are quite sharp and counteract the general sweetness of the book. Mind you this is a book which starts and ends with This book was a real pleasure to read.
Mind you this is a book which starts and ends with a biscuit tin full of someone's earthly remains so it is not all sweetness and light! At the end I discover that this is a debut novel impressive , the author comes from Bedford in the U. K so do I and that she wrote much of the book while she was being treated for cancer. Congratulations Ms Hogan on such a good first book and may you write many more. View all 11 comments. Set in England, the story features two parallel stories that ultimately come together quite nicely.
One story features middle aged Laura who inherits a house full of lost objects which she is tasked with reuniting with their owners. The other story features the lengthy unlikely friendship between Eunice and Bomber. What makes this one good are the details such as stories about the lost objects and Laur Charming, light and whimsical are the words I would use to describe The Keeper of Lost Things. What makes this one good are the details such as stories about the lost objects and Laura's friendship with a neighbourhood girl.
The writing is fluid and enjoyable. I gather this is Ruth Hogan's debut, and I hope she writes more books because she is a lovely storyteller. Had I known that a slight tolerance for ghosts, magic and over the top coincidences are required to enjoy The Keeper of Lost Things, I may have been hesitant to give it a try. But none of this ended up interfering with my appreciation of this one.
Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy. View all 37 comments. May 18, Alena rated it it was ok. I was so drawn to the premise of this book -- a man mourning the loss of the love of his life collects lost objects, hoping to reunite them with their owners, meanwhile writing short stories about each object. So much potential there. It started off with charm but quickly fell apart into disjointed parallel storylines, with so many plot contrivances I was groaning. Add the ancillary characters who were only there to move the plot and by the time the ghost yes, ghost came in I was pretty much do I was so drawn to the premise of this book -- a man mourning the loss of the love of his life collects lost objects, hoping to reunite them with their owners, meanwhile writing short stories about each object.
Add the ancillary characters who were only there to move the plot and by the time the ghost yes, ghost came in I was pretty much done. View all 28 comments. After listening to too many mysteries, I needed a change of pace. This was it. The plot has been described by other reviewers. Suffice it to say, the book was refreshing in a quirky sort of way. At first, it was somewhat confusing to listen to, as the POVs and storylines change with each chapter. But once I got the hang of it, especially the back stories on some of the lost items, it clipped along at a nice pace.
Lovely, sweet, humorous, sad. It encompasses all the emotions. If I had been reading After listening to too many mysteries, I needed a change of pace. If I had been reading instead of listening, I would have been highlighting like mad. In fact, I doubt anyone would want to claim Portia, the one actual sibling of a main character, as family. Normally, anything to do with ghosts sends me skittering away. The ending is especially perfect. It brings lots of tears, laughs and smiles, which probably made lots of folks on the trail I walk wonder what was going on with me. The audiobook has several narrators, each of whom does a solid job.
Adding this to my favorites of Highly recommend. Feb 21, PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves: challengereads , audio , challenge. What a cute, quirky, charming book that gives you the 'feels-goods' all over. Sometimes you have to believe, that things happen for a reason. And this book, certainly points that out. His wife died many years ago. On the day she died, on the way to meet her, Anthony lost some precious item that she gave to him and made him promise to always keep with him.
Anthony was distraught at loosing his wife and also the one item that would keep his promise and What a cute, quirky, charming book that gives you the 'feels-goods' all over. Anthony was distraught at loosing his wife and also the one item that would keep his promise and keep him close to her. So, in turn, he began to collect things that others had lost, hoping to return those items to them. He meticulously documented the items he found, eventually writing stories about them.
Laura, who is completely lost, after marrying a dolt of a husband she probably never loved, comes to be Anthony's housekeeper at a wonderful home. When Anthony passes, he leaves the house to her and a condition, that she begins to return the lost things to their rightful owners. And so begins this wonderful tale. Throw in a small little love story, a wonderful neighbor Sunshine, a girl with disabilities, and you have such a heartwarming story.
But there is also another interweaving story line - Eunice, who has lost something and lost the love of her life literally. But Eunice has also found something and these two stories come together. OK, so in the end it was a bit predictable. There was a bit much going on too. At times, you also heard the stories that Anthony wrote about the lost items, then you throw a ghost into the mix. Honestly, I would have preferred to focus on Laura's story. But I didn't care. Such a wonderful thing, to return items to people who have lost them, often times, it was more the memory of the item that made them happy, rather than the item itself.
But for me, the standout was the lovely character of Sunshine. I love her. I listened to this one via audio and enjoyed it tremendously. However, sometimes I got lost a bit in the switching of stories back and forth and wish I had the print. Overall, a read I would suggest to anyone who wants a quick, quirky read that will lift their spirits. View all 54 comments. It was his only chance for atonement. The overall concept of the Keeper is unique, interesting and also fascinating. But, there is something in the narrative that seemed disconnected, and it actually was disappointing because it felt like the purpose of this book was about finding yourself and not gett "And so he had started to gather the things that other people lost.
But, there is something in the narrative that seemed disconnected, and it actually was disappointing because it felt like the purpose of this book was about finding yourself and not getting lost! This is the story of Anthony Peardew, once a well known writer of short stories, who for much of his life has been collecting lost objects and things as he believes this to be a way to make amends for something he himself lost many years back. The highlight of the book were the short stories around the lost things. View all 13 comments. A fairytale type of story and I loved it!! Funny, witty, sad and very endearing!! The characters and all the side stories were very engaging. View all 8 comments. Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Marcus Aurelius An uplifting, enchanting and marvelously crafted escapist read with minimal fluff and maximum appeal. The Keeper of Lost Things is the perfect antidote for what ails us. As much a tale about the loss of things as people, love and even self, the threads that connect us and the kindness of strangers. Hogan has seamlessly plotted two separate stories, Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Hogan has seamlessly plotted two separate stories, each just as entertaining, while weaving the imagined stories of the lost items throughout. She then added more than a few eccentrics, a feisty spirit and a sweet innocent by the name of Sunshine whom you will come to love, and gave us a story brimming with wit, wisdom and charm galore. Whether The Keeper of Lost Things is a story of happenstance, serendipity or the fickleness of fate is up to each reader to decide, but for me it was a gloriously clever and heartwarming story that belied its simple premise and gave me much to ponder. But it took a while for me to come up with the rest of the story. I often describe myself as a documentary junkie, and the more weird and wonderful the topic, the more it interests me.
I named him Anthony and gave him a house called Padua, because Saint Anthony of Padua is the patron saint of lost things. Peardew was a little joke that I had with myself. View all 43 comments. But I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, because I owned it already and was in the mood for something that sounded quite intriguing. It was recommended to me when I asked for short story collections. It is a novel, but within are lots of little short stories, so it kind of fits. The stories were actually quite nice to begin with, but my, this book was boring on the whole. I keep trying to like contemporary or what I prefer to call Modern.
My soul is stuck in the past and I cannot change that, but occasionally books can surprise you. This one did not. It is written nicely, but it IS boring. Or, it is modern. Modernly Boring, which is a genre all in its own. Hardly any plot and metaphors as far as the eye can see, and bland characters that "need to be saved" because they have some mental health issues or might have made a mistake in the past.
Fair enough, but boring. A minor caveat: I couldn't finish the book. I stopped at about a third of the way in and then looked up a summary of the plot online. And am I glad I did. Obvious and bland. Next time, take heed of those superlatives. The more the morose. View 1 comment. Nov 21, Margitte rated it it was amazing Shelves: read , releases , british-author , british-novels , fiction , friendship , reviewed , chicken-soup-for-the-soul-read , relationships. This was a super entertaining, fun, mysterious, and charming read. Love in different forms, from different angles, and stories in the little things lost. And then there is the Keeper of Lost Things, who knew how to connect the dots for those who needed to find ending in the clues.
A dollop of magic realism strewn around London and Brighton. The blurb is longgggg I'm just adding the first introductory paragraph here: A charming, clever, a This was a super entertaining, fun, mysterious, and charming read. I'm just adding the first introductory paragraph here: 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. A perfect description for a perfect read. If you need a chicken-soup-for-the-soul read, this is the one for you. I loved everything about it. Hope you do too ; Sep 06, Rebecca Dunbar rated it did not like it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Truly appalling. I don't even know where to start. Maybe with a single positive - the first three chapters were quite good, and it's a terrible shame that Anthony Peardew didn't stick around because things went decidedly downhill after he died. I started to really worry about the book when it became clear that there would be no shift in the narrative voice whatsoever - and what I mean by that is that, when the little 'st They should have called this the Keeper of Lost Shite because it was AWFUL. I started to really worry about the book when it became clear that there would be no shift in the narrative voice whatsoever - and what I mean by that is that, when the little 'stories behind the items' were included, they were narrated in the exact same manner as the text that had come before it, with Laura in centre stage.
Given that they were supposed to have been written by Anthony, this was a grievous mistake. Now I'm no stranger to alliteration and similes and I understand the purpose that they serve. Everything was an alliteration - Poisonous Portia, Slinked seductively into the salon everything was alliterated, all the time! The dialogue was nothing short of embarrassing, 'Liar Liar Pants on Fire! I don't think anyone speaks to friends and family like that. This was truly, truly appalling and really quite shameful. In fact, despite Anthony's belief that she is a tortured soul who loves the house as much as him View all 12 comments. I was sent a copy of The Keeper of Lost Things by Goodreads, which means that it is a shame that I feel duty bound to put up a review of this book.
It is the worst book I have read in a long, long time, and certainly the worst book I have finished. Everything about it is cute, every stereotyped character is cute, every stereotyped dog is cute. It is sugar, coated I was sent a copy of The Keeper of Lost Things by Goodreads, which means that it is a shame that I feel duty bound to put up a review of this book.
It is sugar, coated in sugar. If you were thinking of reading it because of the cute cover, just find another book. The one next to it has to be better than this trite drivel. Sometimes when you are reading a book, you feel you want to join the characters, have some tea and biscuits with them, share their laughter and sorrows and cheer them in their journeys, be a part of them, be with them. And when you read the final chapter, the final sentence, and you see THE END, you feel miserable that the time has come for you to say your farewells.
Well, this is one of those books. An enchanting debut novel from Ruth Hogan about love, friendship and passion, life and afterlife Sometimes when you are reading a book, you feel you want to join the characters, have some tea and biscuits with them, share their laughter and sorrows and cheer them in their journeys, be a part of them, be with them. An enchanting debut novel from Ruth Hogan about love, friendship and passion, life and afterlife, acceptance and endurance. Absolutely loved it! Jan 08, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: romance-romcom. Then, down here on Earth, two people have sex or whatever, and bam, coincidence. Sure, you hear all these stories about how everyone plans these perfect families.
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Clip Interview Photos Top cast Edit. Olivia Hancock Kate age 2 as Kate age 2. Jeffrey Markle Dr. Wayne as Dr. Emily Deschanel Dr. Farquad as Dr. Marcos A. Noni Tulk-Perna Ellen as Ellen. Nick Cassavetes. More like this. Watch options. Storyline Edit. In Los Angeles, the eleven year old Anna Fitzgerald seeks the successful lawyer Campbell Alexander trying to hire him to earn medical emancipation from her mother Sara that wants Anna to donate her kidney to her sister. She tells the lawyer the story of her family after the discovery that her older sister Kate has had leukemia; how she was conceived by in vitro fertilization to become a donor; and the medical procedures she has been submitted since she was five years old to donate to her sister.
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