Meet Anna, Lorraine, Freddie, and Beth. Four women, who share blood and not much more, except that each is searching for something lost. Anna seeks to find her place in a new world. Lorraine looks to an all-powerful god to forget herself in. Freddie searches for herself without religion to forget her mother’s overbearing doctrine. Beth can’t find her soul in her mother’s walled off eyes.
For four generations these women have run away, run away from their own mother, their family, until Freddie sees in her daughter, Beth, the chance to break the cycle. With the support of her sister and the lingering words of a deceased husband, Freddie takes the first steps to healing herself and her relationship with her daughter, by confronting her past and her relationship with God.
With intelligence and understanding, Anne Leigh Parrish questions the cyclical nature of family and motherhood, and the occasionally agonizing, often shaky, but always deep connection between love and true faith.
Thoughtful and heartrending, What is Found, What is Lost captures the color hidden amidst the modern black and white portrayal of religion by examining the characters’ doubts and flaws and the prevailing need to believe in something larger than themselves.