Lost & Found Paperback
Roxanne Pellegrino's world collapses when her husband dies unexpectedly.
The only way she feels she can deal with her all-consuming grief is to run away from her life.
She leaves her home, her career and her friends, heading for Peaks Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine.
A former psychologist, she finds herself taking a job as an animal warden and reinventing her past so it doesn't include the tragedy of her husband's death.
But despite Roxanne's best efforts to cut herself off from her emotions and people in general, she finds herself drawn to her quirky new neighbours. And then Roxanne meets Lloyd. Lloyd is a stray dog, a large black Labrador retriever who clearly has been woefully mistreated. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded dog. And as both slowly begin to heal, Roxanne begins to deal with her grief and discover that happiness can be found in unexpected places...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 19/06/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780091927592
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Review by wyvernfriend
At the beginning of this story Rosanne Pellegino loses her husband. Then she runs away from her life as it was and finds a new life on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine. There she works as an animal warden, a world away from her career as a psychologist. She tries to keep herself away from people and contact with others but finds that some people are hard to keep away and that there's a big dog determined to give her companionship. I really did like this story, though the resolution of the minor mystery was a little rushed. A minor quibble with the cover, the events of the book cover about a year, and early on in the story the main character hacks off her hair (roughly) while the picture on the rear of the edition I have has a woman with a pony tail. It usually takes longer to grow a ponytail! Minor quibble out of the way, the story is quite interesting and I enjoyed the read. I would look for more by this author.