Lost and Found – a review


Lost and Found
by Maria Savva

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Maria Savva’s new collection of short stories is a pleasure to read. She really has the knack of describing people in a way that makes you care and sympathize, even when the people are sometimes rather troubled and find themselves in complicated circumstances. There are glimpses of many characters and many lives in this collection: a horrible boss getting his comeuppance, a man trying to get out of stale relationship…and changing his mind…kind of, an innocent man in court, and many others. Each person and each tale coming to life in Maria Savva’s gentle, but perceptive storyteller’s eye.

My favourite short story in the collection was ‘Boomerang’. This one really got under my skin with its single mother, pushed by exhaustion and regret to the point of doing something terrible. It’s a tragic story, with a twist that kept twisting the knife just a little deeper as I read it. Another favourite is ‘Left Unsaid’, which takes a hard, and piercing look at several intertwining relationships between four characters. Recommended!

Maria Haskins
(This review has appeared on Goodreads.)

Maria Savva is currently running a Goodreads Giveaway for 3 print copies of Lost and Found. Click here to enter!

Maria Savva has been previously promoted on Reading Recommendatons and recommended the writing of Maria Haskins on the blog, as well.


  1. Tim Baker · March 30, 2016

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  4. Let's CUT the Crap! · March 30, 2016

    I’m intrigued. Love short story collections. Shared on FB and G+.

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  5. philosophermouseofthehedge · March 31, 2016

    Short stories are such delights: easy to read in a fragment of time – and some of the best writing due to the length. Strong character development makes this collection sound interesting

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  6. Sheila M. Good, Author · April 11, 2016

    Sounds like a collection I’d be interested in reading. Congrats! @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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