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Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
The premise behind Lost and Found is similar to "The Amazing Race." A group of diverse people are brought together for a reality television show where they must race around the world solving puzzles leading to a million-dollar prize. The contestants include divorced brothers, former child stars eager to be in the spotlight again, newlyweds who were cured of their homosexuality by religion, and a mother and teenage daughter just getting over the daughter giving up a baby for adoption. Carolyn Parkhurst (The Dogs of Babel) explores not just the excitement of the race, but the interactions and motivations of the people involved, who utlimately must find what is important to them. Lost and Found has received mostly positive reviews with the Washington Post saying, "Beyond the cameras and the manufactured 'encounters' of this TV show, Parkhurst catches us again and again with these moments of real tenderness. Long before the end, the million dollars doesn't matter; other things, far more important, are found here. And that's reason enough to tune in."