Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday (24)

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
October 2009

Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. As a pastor’s kid, it’s hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reason to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam’s personal one, and the already-worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.

In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed—about God, about your family, about yourself—is transformed.

I scheduled this post about two weeks ago. But I now know that I am actually expecting this book in the mail. So it's more like: "Waiting On" The Mail (3). But I do have to say that this book looks absolutely amazing, partly because it is Sara Zarr.


  1. The story sounds great and I love the cover!

  2. VERY much looking forward to this! Sweethearts was a great novel and the premise of this one is very intriguing. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. I can't wait for this one either. Love the cover!

  4. I suspect this will be my favorite Zarr book yet, which is saying a lot.


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