Kathryn Schulz with Helen Macdonald - Lost & Found

Friday, January 14, 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Private Online Event - Book Purchase Required

Rectangular image with head shot of author Kathryn Schulz on the left half, a pic of the cover of the book "Lost & Found" on the top right, and head shot of author Helen Macdonald on the lower rightLeft Bank Books welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker staff writer
Kathryn Schulz,
who will discuss her highly anticipated new book
Lost & Found,
for an online event at 1pm CT on January 14th.
Schulz will be in conversation with best-selling author
Helen Macdonald.
Purchase a copy of
from Left Bank Books to gain access to the event!
Signed bookplates will be available for copies of Lost & Found ordered through Left Bank Books.
 
You may purchase a copy of Lost & Found from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. You will receive an email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. Thank you for supporting Left Bank Books!
 
About Lost & Found
 
An enduring account of love and loss from one of the great writers of our time, The New Yorker's Kathryn Schulz, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"An extraordinary gift of a book, a tender, searching meditation on love and loss and what it means to be human. I wept at it, laughed with it, was entirely fascinated by it. I emerged feeling as if the world around me had been made anew."--Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk and Vesper Flights

Eighteen months before Kathryn Schulz's beloved father died, she met the woman she would marry. In Lost & Found, she weaves the stories of those relationships into a brilliant exploration of how all our lives are shaped by loss and discovery--from the maddening disappearance of everyday objects to the sweeping devastations of war, pandemic, and natural disaster; from finding new planets to falling in love.

Three very different American families form the heart of Lost & Found the one that made Schulz's father, a charming, brilliant, absentminded Jewish refugee; the one that made her partner, an equally brilliant farmer's daughter and devout Christian; and the one she herself makes through marriage. But Schulz is also attentive to other, more universal kinds of conjunction: how private happiness can coexist with global catastrophe, how we get irritated with those we adore, how love and loss are themselves unavoidably inseparable. The resulting book is part memoir, part guidebook to living in a world that is simultaneously full of wonder and joy and wretchedness and suffering--a world that always demands both our gratitude and our grief.

A staff writer at The New Yorker and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Kathryn Schulz writes with curiosity, tenderness, erudition, and wit about our finite yet infinitely complicated lives. Crafted with the emotional clarity of C. S. Lewis and the intellectual force of Susan Sontag , Lost & Found is an uncommon book about common experiences.

"An unfolding astonishment to read." --Alison Bechdel, author of The Secret to Human Strength and Fun Home

"Kathryn Schulz has created a masterpiece of metaphysical insight, at once richly lyrical and piercingly specific." --Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree

Lost & Found is the most daring of books: a memoir by a happy person. Deeply felt and exquisitely written, it's an absorbing exploration of love and loss--not to mention meteorites, Dante, and bears. The prodigiously talented Kathryn Schulz has written about her life in a way that will change yours." --Andy Borowitz, of "The Borowitz Report"

Lost & Found is a deeply moving, richly illuminating exploration of loss and bliss. Schulz is never anything but the very best company, speaking nuanced truths from and about the deepest reaches of the heart." --Leslie Jamison, author of Make It Scream, Make It Burn

"Kathryn Schulz has a singular way of turning a familiar idea around and around until it becomes cosmic, geological, wondrous. In Lost & Found she turns a memoir of love and death into an exploration of the way chance becomes fate and grief intertwines with gratitude. To read her is to be quietly amazed at hidden depths and histories--as if you were to discover a map of a continent written in the palm of your hand." --Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

 

 

Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Being Wrong. She won a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize for "The Really Big One," her article about seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Lost & Found grew out of "Losing Streak," a New Yorker story that was anthologized in The Best American Essays. Her work has also appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Food Writing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

HELEN MACDONALD is a writer, poet, illustrator and naturalist, and an affiliated research scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of the bestselling H Is for Hawk, as well as a cultural history of falcons, titled Falcon, and three collections of poetry, including Shaler's Fish. Macdonald was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge, has worked as a professional falconer, and has assisted with the management of raptor research and conservation projects across Eurasia. She now writes for the New York Times Magazine.

 

You may purchase a copy of Lost & Found from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. You will receive an email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. Thank you for supporting Left Bank Books!

Virtual Event
Books: 
Lost & Found: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525512462
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Random House - January 11th, 2022

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061176050
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Ecco - January 4th, 2011

The Best American Essays 2021 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358381754
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2021

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

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H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016