A Grand Day to Get Lost

Popular novelist Kris Radish transports her legion of readers to the lush, sometimes dangerous, and always captivating scrub country of Central Florida with the same emotional depth, sense of humor, and lust for life that has helped her carve out her own genre – Broads Who Have Been There. Her ninth novel, A Grand Day to Get Lost resurrects a literary icon, uncovers a secret world of writers, pours a few glasses of whiskey and introduces a group of characters you will not soon forget.

When Julia is secretly ushered into the early 20th century by a group of brazen female activists, she boldly risks everything and embarks on a perilous journey to the wilds of untamed Florida; a place of great danger where men will stop at nothing to get what they want and where one man, and a faithful friend, force her to make yet more life-changing decisions..

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A wrong turn down a remote Florida backwoods highway turns into the ride of a lifetime for Emily Weaver, a university librarian, when she mysteriously discovers a manuscript written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings dated years after the beloved author's death. Emily unwittingly begins a treasure hunt in a world that is as beautiful as it is dangerous, and it is a hunt that could not only change her life, but the landscape of the entire literary world.

Is it really possible that the renowned author of The Yearling faked her own death in 1953?

Parading through the scrub country in Rawlings's seemingly fresh footsteps, Emily must separate fact from fiction as she discovers more than one secret world, opens up her heart to new friendships and challenges, encounters ghosts from the past, and puts her own life in danger to uncover the truth.
A Grand Day to Get Lost not only resurrects a bold literary icon but also explores the emotional landscape of loss, survival, and forgiveness in a world where anything is possible for those who dare to risk and follow their dreams.

"Cross Creek belongs to the wind and the rain, to the sun and the seasons, to the cosmic secrecy of seed, and above all, to time." Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Cross Creek - 1942

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I have been a fan since I picked up “Elegant Gathering of White Snows” years ago. I have read anything and everything that Kris Radish has written. I stop people in book stores and put her books in their hands. Same at used book sales at the Library. I loan them to everyone with a threat of death if they are not returned.

This book is by far (so far, as I am not finished with ” A Grand Day To Get Lost” yet), one of my favorites.
You can tell Ms Radish fell in love with Florida herself and now writes about it through those eyes. I love that all of the characters are alive in my head and as the book lays on my bed I am afraid something will happen before I get back to it and read on.

READ THIS BOOK! Your life will be richer because of it. Trust me. I just finished last night and still loved this book. One of the review’s mentioned that people either love or hate Kris’s books. And I think this may be true. But I for one am on the LOVE side.