Lost: A Memoir

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A Memoir
Lost book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Cathy Ostlere
Country Canada
Genre Non-fiction, memoir[1]
Publisher Key Porter Books
Publication date
May 30, 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 240 pp.
ISBN ISBN 9781554700431

Lost: A Memoir is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Cathy Ostlere, first published in May 2008 by Key Porter Books. In the book, the author chronicles her feelings of guilt associated with her brother and his fiancee being declared "lost at sea". Ostlere had promised her brother not to divulge his plans for a sea voyage, and when his birthday in 1995 passed without the family receiving a call, she felt it was not particularly unusual of his character, and choose not to mention their secret. After weeks of no word, Ostlere admitted to her parents that she had know of the seafaring plans. Soon after admitting this, it was determined that the couple were officially "lost at sea".[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Lost received shortlist recognition for the 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Lost, Book review, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ Wiersema, Robert J., Lost (book review), Quill & Quire, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  3. ^ Faculty of Arts, October 30, 2009, Shortlist announced for the 2009 Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Headlines (News Releases), Retrieved 11/23/2012

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