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
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.