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Critical Praise

"Ward (Sleep Toward Heaven) tracks a young woman's search for her missing sister-and herself-with economy and compassion in this believable and moving tale of hope's ability to best the most unforgiving of sorrows."

——Publishers Weekly

"Amanda Eyre Ward is an author who knows how to be bold, how to be funny, how to be smart and compassionate and true. It is a pleasure to be lost inside this searching and sure-footed novel."

——Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds

"You've got a great book in your hands - Ward shines here with the same humor and brilliance she showed in her first novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, setting vivid descriptions of women's interior lives within a haunting mystery, all told in the clear, no-nonsense prose that has won her such acclaim."

——Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli

"Another knockout of a novel from the prodigiously talented Amanda Eyre Ward. Here, she writes about longing, loss, love and all the mysteries in our lives--the happy endings we yearn for, the ragged holes in our hearts we ache to fill, and all the stories we create to try to heal ourselves and those we love. Told with radiant heart and humor, and written in prose so arresting I was stopping to underline whole passages, How To Be Lost is a gem."

——Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls In Trouble