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About the Author
Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction novel Ender's Game and its many sequels that expand the Ender Universe into the far future and the near past. Those books are organized into the Ender Saga, which chronicles the life of Ender Wiggin; the Shadow Series, which follows on the novel Ender's Shadow and is set on Earth; and the Formic Wars series, written with co-author Aaron Johnston, which tells of the terrible first contact between humans and the alien Buggers. Card has been a working writer since the 1970s. Beginning with dozens of plays and musical comedies produced in the 1960s and 70s, Card's first published fiction appeared in 1977--the short story Gert Fram in the July issue of The Ensign, and the novelette version of Ender's Game in the August issue of Analog. The novel-length version of Ender's Game, published in 1984 and continuously in print since then, became the basis of the 2013 film, starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.Card was born in Washington state, and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he runs occasional writers' workshops and directs plays. He frequently teaches writing and literature courses at Southern Virginia University. He is the author many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), and stand-alone novels like Pastwatch and Hart's Hope. He has collaborated with his daughter Emily Card on a manga series, Laddertop. He has also written contemporary thrillers like Empire and historical novels like the monumental Saints and the religious novels Sarah and Rachel and Leah. Card's work also includes the Mithermages books (Lost Gate, Gate Thief), contemporary magical fantasy for readers both young and old. Card lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card. He and Kristine are the parents of five children and several grandchildren.
"Only a few authors have the ability to create characters that seem like real friends by the end of a book. Prepare to meet several in this absorbing and heartwarming coming-of-age story by master storyteller Orson Scott Card."-- "Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author of the Hell Divers series"
"Unputdownable, unmissable. Classic Card character depth that goes to the center of the earth, and secrets that slowly unfold until the breathtaking, heart-lurching ending."-- "Mette Ivie Harrison, author of New York Times Notable Book The Bishop's Wife and Vampires in the Temple"
"Lost and Found was an amazing, heartwarming novel, and I was really impressed with Card's writing. From the well-rounded and fleshed out characters, to the way that the character-driven plot unraveled, I was left speechless. The author has done a fantastic job."-- "San Francisco Book Review"
"The pacing of the multilayered mystery enables a buildup of dread leading to the revelation of how incredibly dark the crime story really is. The story's psychological elements--both traumatic fallout and beautiful interpersonal relationships--are given breathing space in a satisfying denouement...A winning combination of wit, a twisted crime drama, and a fresh take on teens with powers."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"An intriguing premise...This story raises provocative questions about family, friendship, and the value of individual abilities."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"When you read a few hundred novels a year, you learn to tell from page one who's got the storyteller gene. Or at least the storycrafter skill. Orson Scott Card has both, and here in his latest novel he lets 'em roll...On the surface, it's a young adult coming-of-age mystery with powerful plot compulsion that makes it entertaining reading. Underneath, there's a lot of important moral and character-crisis material that leaves a sense of 'wow' and 'but of course.' Emotionally gratifying whether you're fourteen or forty or seventy-four."-- "New York Journal of Books"