G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: August 8, 2017
Featuring: Walter Lavender Jr.
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Fantasy | Science Fiction
Walter Lavender Jr. is a master of finding. A wearer of
high-tops. A maker of croissants. A son keeping vigil,
twelve years counting.
But he wouldn’t be able to tell you. Silenced by his motor
speech disorder, Walter’s life gets lonely. Fortunately,
he has The Lavenders—his mother’s enchanted dessert shop,
where marzipan dragons breathe actual fire. He also has a
knack for tracking down any missing thing—except for his
So when the Book at the root of the bakery’s magic
vanishes, Walter, accompanied by his overweight golden
retriever, journeys through New York City to find it—along
the way encountering an unforgettable cast of lost souls.
Steeped in nostalgic wonder, The Luster of Lost Things
explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our
ability to heal. A lyrical meditation on why we become
lost and how we are found, from the bright, broken heart
of a boy who knows where to look for everyone but himself.
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