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Lost by Cathy Ostlere
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Ostlere writes about the year following the disappearance of her brother and his girlfriend during what was supposed to be a routine, ten-day sailing trip from Ireland to Madeira. It's not so much about any rescue attempt, although she does visit both their destination and the starting point, but about coming to terms with the grief and the strain David's near-certain death places on the remaining family relationships.
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Started Reading
December 12, 2008 – Finished Reading
December 14, 2008 – Shelved
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: death
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: depression
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: memoirs
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: missing-person
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: nonfiction
December 14, 2008 – Shelved as: sea-yarns

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Lysbeth Fraser enthralling read, tragic event with no answers to the family remaining. What responsibilities do we have to others when making weighty decisions that David and Sarah took? a poignant reminder that no man or woman is an island.


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