Lost and Found is an eclectic collection of twelve stories recounting tales of love and loss, heartache and redemption. The collection offers a ranging cast of vibrant characters, from Emily, isolated on the Oregon coast as she confronts the loss of her unborn child while a thousand miles away from her childhood home to Homer, an aging farmer struggling to hold onto once familiar expectations after he finds a migrant worker’s body dumped on his land. Readers will venture into the chaos of the war in Iraq and the violent uncertainty after Vietnam, into Colorado mining towns and Wyoming missile silos, and into the hearts and minds of people trying to make their way in an ever-changing world.
“Mark Hummel’s writing is strong and lyrical without calling attention to itself, brave and at the same time showing an admirable amount of restraint. He creates characters who captivate the reader. They surprise us, but in a way that ultimately feels right, inevitable.”–Barry Kitterman, author of From the San Joaquin, Fiction Editor of Zone 3