Lost & Found

Paperback | April 24, 2007

byJacqueline Sheehan

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A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog

Rocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak's Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she's lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow.

But then she meets Lloyd.

A large black Labrador retriever, Lloyd enters Rocky's world with a primitive arrow sticking out of his shoulder. And so begins a remarkable friendship between a wounded woman and a wounded, lovable beast. As the unraveling mystery of Lloyd's accident and missing owner leads Rocky to an archery instructor who draws her in even as she finds every reason to mistrust him, she discovers the life-altering revelation that grief can be transformed . . . and joy does exist in unexpected places.

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A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dogRocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventin...

A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dogRocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 24, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061128643

ISBN - 13:9780061128646

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved this book, I couldn't stop reading , so true how our animals become part of our lives in real life
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I loved this book and the importance of the lab - dogs are truly man's best friend. I have a chocolate lab and being a "kitty " lover it amazes me still at the joy this dog brings me. Can't wait to read more books by this author.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good book Well written. Sweet and suspenseful. An easy read. I enjoyed the characters and would love to see them expanded in another story.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan This was an excellent 'human interest' story about getting over the loss of a loved one, rebuilding a new life and an endearing dog. A very enjoyable read.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lost and Found Loved this book. Great characters woven into an interesting story centred on an authentic woman with all the flaws and virtues we all have in various measures. And, a bonus for me, a dog identifying all with the wisdom and self reflection so often unrecognized by us mere humans. A good read.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Martha Keep s. U wanting more
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I may be somewhat prejudiced by how closely my own experience with the sudden loss is echoed in this wonderful book to give a fair review. None the less, this book has consumed me. Her understanding and expression of the grief process is achingly accurate. The parallels with my life in this book have me not wanting it to end. As soon as I post this, I am starting the sequel. I guess I should really be commenting on plot and character development but since I have been so drawn in by both, I fear my ability to remain objective is affected. Read this if you have lost someone suddenly or if a dog has saved you. Heck, just read it.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story! Rocky loses her husband and while recovering, saves a dog, who saves her back. A great story of love and healing. All of the characters are so memorable and bring something special to the story.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost and Found Moving, suspenseful, delightful read
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Touching A well written story, although not quite what I was expecting. The primary character was Rocky followed by her entourage on Peak's island. Although the dog did touch the people in the story, he was not the number one as I was expecting him to be. Albeit, an excellent story for a reading class.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost and found Good story particularly for dog lovers!
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost & Found Great story
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! Read it all today. Those of us who believe in the power of animals will enjoy this tale of healing.
Date published: 2012-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was pretty good I had a lot of trouble reading this book. It started off well, then I lost interest, and then when I finished it, I found I really liked the ending. The last few chapters were about the wonderful black lab. pictured on the front and I must confess that is why I bought it. I liked the book, not loved it. Would I read it again? In abuot 10 years when I forget what I read.
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I never wanted the book to end! What a wonderful book of hope and love; both human and animal. Highly recommend this author!!!
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY GOOD As a dog lover I was enchanted by LOST AND FOUND but just about anyone will be able to find something to like within this engaging story. Filled with love, loss, adventure and even a little mystery, this is a story about the ability of the human (and dog) spirit to carry on and just what grief can reduce us to. Full of very real and charming characters, a surprising whodunit storyline and a suspense filled yet ultimately uplifting ending. As we begin, the main character, Rocky discovers her husband lying lifeless on the bathroom floor. She tries using CPR to revive him but for Bob it’s just too late. This forever sets into motion the abrupt transformation of Rocky’s world. Unable to continue with her job as a psychologist (can she really help anyone while she’s insane with grief?) Rocky cuts off the hair that Bob loved, takes a leave of absence and moves to a small island off the coast of Maine. There, she takes a job as Animal Control Warden. A job of which she knows nothing about but one that’s thankfully a million miles from her old life. Not having told anyone about her past Rocky is able to settle into a rather anonymous form of island life free from the I’m so sorrys and concerned looks of friends. But the grieving process is proving harder than she thought and its not until she discovers a black lab with a arrow sticking out of his shoulder that the healing truly begins. Once Lloyd enters the scene he fast becomes the focal point of the story, pulling in a host of great secondary characters; like her crotchety but compassionate boss, a pained teenager suffering with anorexia or the delightful old woman with sythesia. Rocky then begins a search for the truth behind the arrow in Lloyds shoulder. Inadvertently taking up archery in the process and getting pulled into a mystery that will endanger both her and her new canine best friend’s lives. This was a surprisingly great read with characters so real and well done that I didn’t want their stories to end. Jacqueline Sheehan has also managed to capture the inner workings of a dog perfectly, giving him a unique personality. I did find it a little strange however that half way through a singular POV book she suddenly decided to add some secondary ones, almost as an afterthought. I enjoyed their perspectives though, especially Lloyds. She also repeats some of her characters back stories. In the end I was just glad to read a dog story without the usual heartbreaking ending (think Marley or Enzo.) Cheers
Date published: 2009-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very good! I enjoyed this book because I always enjoy books about strong wormen. And of course when a dog is one of the main characters, it only made the book better for me.
Date published: 2008-03-07