Abandoned by his beautiful wife, Henry and their two young children spend a summer in a tent on the edge of Black Pond. As he searches for work, Henry often must leave the children alone. When a prosperous neighbor intervenes, the consequences may cost the Talcotts everything. Powerfully imagined and intensely felt, The Lost Mother is a haunting masterpiece and McGarry Morris's strongest novel to date.
A perfectly lovely book about perfectly awful things . . . The Lost Mother is the quietest, subtlest novel that ever kept me up into the small hours of the night, unable to look away. The Washington Post