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Lost and Wanted
Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
"Told from the perspective of a female physicist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a story that explores the nature of friendship, romantic love, and motherhood"--
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One_With_Books
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Mehso-so

I just finished this book at 2 am this morning. It‘s a “challenging” read. Packed FULL of science, which is great! But, idk if it was the early morning sleepy-ness that made me HATE the way the book ended! Let me know if you felt the same way!

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LadyElaine
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Always nice to see a good Elaine in a book! Currently on book 2 of my @24in48 weekend. 6 hours in!

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hyperashley
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Bailedbailed

I could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried.

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CaitlinR
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Pickpick

I read every word, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but I struggle with what it is about.

The science!

At it‘s heart, I believe it is about friendship, love and longing. I also believe the novel explores the ways we understand, define and misunderstand who we are and, more importantly how others define us.

Is it about grief, no, I don‘t think so but, it is about the loss of self that we experience As we grow older, and perhaps wiser.

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8little_paws
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Let me tell you, any reading slump I felt like I was in this past spring has been blown to bits because this book is connecting with me in a major way. Yes it's sciencey and clinical but it's also this gorgeous study of female friendship, motherhood and profound grief.

UrsulaMonarch Well put! 2mo
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Lidia
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My shelfie for #riotgrams 📚

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BooksForEmpathy
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The more I sit with this novel, the more I come to appreciate this slow-burning story. Love and death is examined here, within the context of science. I can get behind love and death; science has always dragged for me. Still, I pushed through and found myself surprised along the way by Freudenberger‘s ideas. Like, one person dying is not just losing one person, but actually ALL the people that person was to all the people who knew that person 🤯!

minkyb Wow. That is a lot to contemplate. I can't decide if that is comforting or disturbing! 5mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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Have you ever felt like you weren‘t smart enough to give a proper review of a book? Well, that‘s how I feel. I‘m giving this book a “pick” bc I feel as though it‘s great on some visceral level, and I know that, but my intellect has not caught up. Material world me, says it‘s a solid so-so. higher level me says it‘s a pick. There‘s no real plot, it‘s more a slice of life (and death) with characters that are emotionally charged👇🏽

JanuarieTimewalker13 Yet unable to scream out loud (there‘s a song in there, and I forget which one). The physics and cosmology is great. She does a good job of describing things. I will be taking copious notes for my journal. There are many truisms also, like the MC (Helen) talking about pre cell phone days when you just had to search the usual haunts of someone if you wanted to find them (in this case on a college campus). I enjoyed a lot of it but it took patience. (edited) 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, it‘s *”cry out loud”. Gold Dust Woman/Fleetwood Mac *The physics and cosmology ARE great. Sorry, I couldn‘t edit it on top comment bc I had one too many letters. (edited) 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 The book, at it‘s core, is about the friendship between Helen and Charlie. I‘m still pondering this book! 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I have this one on my shelf. Thanks for making me want to read it sooner rather than later! 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BarbaraTheBibliophage ah, you‘re welcome!! Interested to hear your opinion! It started out a so-so for me, but then I saw it‘s value a little further in. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JanuarieTimewalker13 Hoping to get to it soon—not enough time in my life! 4mo
Cinfhen ✔️🙌🏻 4mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
Pickpick

Admittedly, I was a bit lost when reading this book. The author did a good job explaining complex physics phenomenon but some of them still went over my head. In part, I wonder if that detracted from me deriving more meaning out of some of the analogies. This is not an action packed novel but rather a look at adult friendships, grief, loss, and life. As an academic, I found this book relatable but it may not be a book for everyone.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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It‘s 3:35 EST, and I swear I‘m awake bc my bed was shaking. I‘m not sure if this was my imagination, or we had tremors. Anyhoo, this book....hmmm, this book...I‘ve decided to stick to bc I love the science and, I‘m hooked by certain truisms but not the characters or plot. Oh, and bc it cost me $14.99. Lol #botm April #Massachusetts

JanuarieTimewalker13 The above link gives info on gravitational waves from MIT. The sound of two black holes colliding. It‘s over a billion years old. (edited) 5mo
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Writeme
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to love this book, but the characters and plot were not engaging at all. I loved the physics and the premise, just didn‘t keep me interested.

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TheNerdyProfessor
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90 degrees in Maryland today which means it's too hot to do much else than sit by the beach and read 🏖️👙🌊 About 80 pages into this one and enjoying the story so far. The author does a good job explaining physics theories in laypeople terms.

BookishMarginalia This was a so-so for me. I just didn‘t see the point, nor care very much about the characters. 5mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Working my way through my TBR pile! I've heard this one is a bit science-y, but I've seen a lot of good reviews for it! #BOTM #BOTMpile #TBR

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BookishMarginalia
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I took this class too, at about that same time. #Serendipity

Writeme Reading this book now too! 5mo
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BookishMarginalia
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About halfway through and don‘t know how I feel about it. It seems a bit pointless... though I am enjoying the flashbacks about Harvard College in the late 1980s (when I studied there too).

hermyknee Oh, this was my #botm pick this month (if I ever have time to get to it!) I read that it was kind of slow and strange and nonlinear, I believe? 5mo
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Writeme
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Just came in and can‘t wait!

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Psychsquirrel
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“Einstein thought that a scientist who hadn‘t achieved a breakthrough by age thirty never would...that was true before 1905 ....the average Nobel Price winning physicist is now forty eight....have sometimes wondered whether our more advanced age influences the science that is being done today—whether our conclusions, especially with regard to cosmology time, are different because we are older.” #currentlyreading #readingatwork

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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When I got home from the gym this morning I explained to kyle that I wanted to have a day date today.

His response - “Blow dry your hair. Let‘s go to the bookstore.” 🖤

Texreader A “day date.” That sounds lovely 5mo
Emilymdxn I'm in love with everything about this 5mo
Aswenson Swoon 5mo
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Nute Be still my heart!❤️ 5mo
Josiedlove Awww... That‘s everything... Happy Shopping 5mo
BarbaraJean 😍👏🏼📚💜 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Texreader I kind of love them! We usually do lunch or coffee and then something else. Sometimes we buy plants for the garden or the house. Sometimes the bookstore. Occasionally we see a movie. 5mo
therealdealbeall That's sweet! My partner and I usually do day dates since he often works nights. 5mo
Tamra Hahahaha 💚 5mo
batsy 5 words every girl wants to hear 😂😍 5mo
readordierachel Ha! Perfect. 5mo
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Copwithabook
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I‘m loving this rainy day off! Finally getting to tuck into this library book.

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Amanda61
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Pickpick

Finished my April #botm. It wasn't quite what I had anticipated, but it kept me engaged. It did leave me wishing for more, wanting the story to be wrapped up in a pretty bow, and this is absolutely not that. Regardless, I really enjoyed it, loved learning so much about physics and felt connected to the main character.

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Hyggescence
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Mehso-so

Book of the Month said this was a “very challenging read.” I just thought it was kinda boring. 😔 I was totally here for a story about friendship and loss and grief, but this really didn‘t do anything for me.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m on p125, and I‘m feeling the same way. Tempted to bail. 5mo
Hyggescence @JanuarieTimewalker13 oh no ... I hate bailing when I‘ve invested that much time into a book, but I can‘t really say that this one gets better. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, I guess I‘ll power through bc I invested $14.99. I‘m not connecting to characters. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m starting to warm up a bit to this book, bc it has some truisms and I love the science!! 5mo
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Tanzy13
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"Lost and Wanted" is a searing novel from one of America's most exciting writers about the sacred knottiness of female friendship, the forces which fuse us together and those which drive us apart.

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simplysteph
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Currently listening to this 😊

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Traveler13
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it. Awfully science-y for my none science brain. Overall a good story though

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Librariana
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#Independentbookstoreday was pretty phenomenal, and although I'm a day late, I wanted to share our spoils with all of you, friendly Littens.

• Hubby got the "Trees and Shrubs" tome since we are working on fixing up our front and back yards.

• The very adorably apropos board book about "Bookstore Babies" is for our 5-month-old niece who we'll be meeting for the first time in just a few days.

• "Smile" is for her 11-yr-old sister.

Continued ⬇️

Librariana The modern retelling of Little Women (in graphic novel format) and the linked title - Lost and Wanted - are for yours truly 😁😊💜📚 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Lost and Wanted looked interesting but I hadn‘t heard of it before. Then I saw it was a BOTM choice and felt like that was a big endorsement. Hope we both like it!! 6mo
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Caffeinated_Reader
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Okay so let‘s try this one instead. Life is too short to waist on crappy books 🤷🏻‍♀️ I hope this one is more my pace. Book number 38 of my year!

Caffeinated_Reader Great read. I liked all the little mysteries throughout the story and how everything worked out. I feel like Helen should have met someone amazing to be with at the end but am happy that her & Jack are a happy team together. 6mo
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Jilly6183
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Pickpick

This book was lovely, though heartbreaking at times. It's not a true ghost story, but deals beautifully with love and loss and grief.

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Jilly6183
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I'm flying through this April BOTM, so I am in the perfect mindset for cool science news about black holes! https://gizmodo.com/this-is-the-first-photo-of-a-black-hole-1833923659/amp

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hermyknee
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I came home to some wonderful #bookmail today! Thank you, @SkeletonKey for the lovely postcard 💛 I will write you back! My #BOTM also came today - I know this one won‘t be a quick read, but I was really intrigued by the premise.

SkeletonKey Yay, glad it arrived! 6mo
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Rachel_nyc
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I had a difficult time choosing my #botm selection this month but went with this because I thought it could be good for the STEM prompt for #ATY2019
Has anyone read this yet?

BarbaraBB I never even heard of it! It looks seriously. I‘ve been thinking of an easy one for that prompt 6mo
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB That looks interesting too. I was thinking of doing non-fiction with something like Sapiens but this caught my eye when I was choosing for botm this month. 6mo
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Mtroiano
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My Book of the Month pick came today! #bookmail #botm

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lauren.lerner
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Just received an email confirming my #BOTM has shipped, which reminded me that Politics & Prose will be hosting the author in conversation tomorrow night! (If I didn‘t have a prior engagement with my grandmother, I‘d definitely be there because I‘m super excited to read this book.) 📦📚

For any interested #DC & #DMV Littens ⤵️
https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/nell-freudenberger-lost-and-wanted-in-...

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My #BOTM box arrived yesterday! I hope I can get to at least one of these this month ...

#iregretnothing #toomanybookstoolittletime #bookmail

DivineDiana Those Elephants! What a fantastic find! 7mo
CareBear Love those bookends!!! 7mo
8little_paws I'm a little behind so only got one, but I think i'm going to add doing justice in a future month. 7mo
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BooknerdsLife Those bookends are gorgeous! 😍💗 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana @CareBear @BooknerdsLife Thank you—they were a recent find and I‘m thrilled to give them a good home! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @8little_paws I‘m behind, but I really wanted all of these! 7mo
Jacquelyne I got Lost and Wanted also for genre busting for Booked2019. My TBR pile is starting to backup as the weather breaks and outside projects are calling for my time more and more. 😣 Love the elephants! 7mo
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laurenslibrary
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April's #botm picks arrived today! 📚

Redwritinghood I got both of those too! 7mo
eloreads These were my choices too! 7mo
laurenslibrary @Redwritinghood @eloreads Great minds! 👍🏻😉 7mo
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8little_paws
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I want to read all 5 this month PLUS the nonfiction add ons, but i'm only choosing 1 as i'm a little behind on #botm and want to get all caught up this spring.

Booksnob I haven‘t decided yet what I‘m going to pick. 7mo
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hermyknee
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My #botm #bookofthemonth pick for this month. What did you guys get?!

TheLibrarian I selected Miracle Creek, Normal People, and Wicked Saints. 7mo
phatsallylee Miracle creek 7mo
hermyknee @TheLibrarian @phatsallylee I thought Miracle Creek sounded interesting 7mo
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Redwritinghood I got this one, too. Plus Miracle Creek and a non-fiction pick. 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Same! Lost and Wanted😀 (edited) 7mo
hermyknee @Redwritinghood which non-fiction book did you pick?! 7mo
hermyknee @Redwritinghood that one looks really good! 7mo
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Geeklet
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Book of the Month selections are up. I nearly skipped again this month but I figured I‘d give this one a go. #BotM

hermyknee I‘m trying to decide if I should skip or get this one. 7mo
Geeklet @hermyknee That‘s the same boat I was in. I‘m not sure if I‘ll like it. 7mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Omg, I love how the confetti comes down when you choose a book on BOTM. After some deliberation, I chose this one😀 hope it‘s a wise choice!#botm

Redwritinghood I got this one, too. As well as a few others, of course. 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Redwritinghood cool!! I had to put brakes on at 1. I‘m moving in about a year, and I‘m trying to go through my inventory of books. I only keep the books that are 5 ⭐️ or have a special place in my heart. Believe me, I was tempted by add-ons! Especially the memoir by David Carr‘s daughter!! I saw him in PageOne and liked him. 7mo
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ablachly
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Train reading!

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RebeccaH
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Bookish feelings.

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RebeccaH
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Pickpick

I loved this!

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RebeccaH
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I‘m in the middle of this and thoroughly absorbed. It‘s got great characters, lots of ideas (physics!), lots of talking and thinking, lots of stuff about kids and careers and relationships. It‘s great.