Helen Clapp is a well-known and somewhat famous physicist. She is the single parent of a seven year old son and teaches and does research at MIT. Her best friend in college, Charlotte(Charlie), has recently died leaving a husband and an eight year old daughter. Just days after Charlie’s death, Helen receives a text from her. She continues to receive short texts sporadically and they bring back memories of the life she and Charlie shared when they were students at Harvard.
Lost and Wanted is a very good read. At first it appears to be a book about friendship, motherhood and death, but it is much more. There are many paragraphs about the principles of physics, but don’t skim over them; they are fairly easy to understand and add to what this novel is all about. I think Lost and Wanted would be a great choice for a book group that likes books with no easy answers.