Lost Girls by Ellen Birkett Morris – Book Review


Lost Girls explores the experiences of women and girls as they grieve, find love, face uncertainty, take a stand, find their future, and say goodbye to the past. A young woman creates a ritual to celebrate the life of a kidnapped girl, an unmarried woman wanders into a breast feeder’s support group and stays, a grieving mother finds solace in an unlikely place, a young girl discovers more than she bargained for when she spies on her neighbors. Though they may seem lost, each finds their center as they confront the challenges and expectations of womanhood.


Lost Girls is a collection of short stories, each one about a different woman in various stages of life and situations.

It tells of grief, family, love and lust, of aging and poverty.

But at its heart it’s about what it’s like being a woman in a masculine world,

It’s full of emotion and sensitivity, it feels so real and relatable.

Beautifully written, almost poetic at times and really is a quite captivating read.

Thank you to Ellen Birkett Morris for a copy of Lost Girls. This is my honest and unbiased review.


ELLEN BIRKETT MORRIS is an award- winning writer, teacher and editor based in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of SURRENDER (Finishing Line Press). Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, and South Carolina Review, among other journals. Her commentaries have been heard on public radio stations across the United States.


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