Some time back I had written a post about a book I had read almost 11 years back, borrowed from a friend and read with too much interest. It was a book that was really close to my heart, but one that I had not been able to finish as the last chapters were missing, and till date I never found out about the book as even its cover and name/author pages were missing.
Every time I visited a book store I would keep scanning the cover jackets, hoping to read a description of the story I was looking for. I would ask about the book at bookstores, in the hope that someone may remember having read it or had heard about it and would finally lead me to it. I would even keep my eyes open at the re-sale bookstores, in the last hope that someone, maybe someone, would decide to part with that awesome book for some reason and I would finally get it.
None of this ever happened of course. And as I had no clue about the book except a fading storyline, I knew there was no way for me to find the book and finally, after years and years of trying, I had lost all hope.
Then, a couple of weeks back I got a mail from this wonderful lady named Kate Carpenter, who had read about this book description on this blog and referred me a name. She mentioned the book 'The Camerons' by author Robert Crichton, and when I checked the book online and read its reviews, I knew this was the one I had been yearning for for so long. Isn't it amazing how we book lovers connect from different parts from all over the world? Someone who I never knew about writes in to me, ending my search of the past 11-12 years for this book that had stayed so close to my heart. I am glad Kate chanced upon my book blog and liked it enough to read it, that's how she got to know about my search for this book...Thanks Kate :)
And for all you book lovers all across the globe, do check out her wonderful book titled 'Lilabean' which is available on Amazon. Lilabean: a Storybook About Simplicity for Grown-up Girls
And just so you all can have a read at this wonderful piece of a literary masterpiece, here's the link where you can check it out and order your very own copy...Enjoy
- Debolina Raja Gupta