Everyone loses Wyoming—it's what you do with the rest of the pieces that matters...
Lost Wyoming tells the story of Maggie Winslow, a bright and thoughtful, yet thoroughly disillusioned heroine, as she discovers how family shapes who we are, who we aren't, and who we have the potential to become.
Disillusioned by a life that just isn't perfect and a pile of decisions she's tired of second-guessing, Maggie has taken in her late twenties to standing on the sidelines, wondering how everything got so lackluster. Unsure exactly when or why she transformed from an able driver of her life into a reluctant passenger in it, she can't seem to figure out how to get things back on track.
When a family crisis jolts her out of her malaise, Maggie is forced to take charge, to rethink the meaning and the import of the losses that inevitably accompany growing up, and to take stock of the choices and convictions that have kept her from being the person, and living the life, she always envisioned.
Poignant, heartbreaking, and unflinchingly honest, Lost Wyoming is an ultimately uplifting tale about the puzzles we must solve for ourselves—and the joys that await once we learn to get out of our own way.
"Examines the complexities of relationships, the challenges of communicating feelings, and the difficulties of discovering what one really wants. . . .[Snider] makes some deft observations and asks some important, universally relevant questions. . . .Her prose remains eloquent and often beautiful throughout." —Kirkus Reviews
Couldn’t put it down!
I don’t usually sit for hours at a time reading, but I found it impossible to put down Lost Wyoming and devoured it in two sittings! It is an exquisitely written novel with characters that are relatable and thought provoking. Maggie, the protagonist, seemed unlikable at the start but in no time, I was rooting for her and found her complex and quite appealing. This is a story about love, family, relationships, and the choices one faces in early adulthood. This is a must read, from the beautiful cover and title, the insightful and delightful prose, and the multifaceted and relevant characters.
Another favorite from Debra Snider
If you like to read to escape, then Lost Wyoming is the book for you! I am a voracious reader and found myself completely vested with Maggie’s character. Must to my family’s chagrin, it was hard to get my attention once I started reading and found myself quite unavailble until I had finished the book! While I loved the end, I was sorry that my time with Maggie was over. I enjoy Debra Snider's writing style and was pleased to see how different Lost Wyoming is from her first book, A Merger of Equals, one of my favorites.
It was a really great read. Dynamic character development and relatable plot.