Found is the long awaited sequel to the 2000 international bestseller Blackbird: A Childhood Lost & Found which was featured on Oprah and an international bestseller. Blackbird was written in the voice of a little girl who attempts to make sense of a world where parents die and children fall through the cracks and are left homeless. Found is written in the voice of a confident woman determined and thus destined to find inner peace, lasting happiness and sense of the familiar.
Jennifer Lauck, with humor, clarity and urgency takes her readers on a thrilling quest that leads her first into motherhood and then into the complex spiritual traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, where Lauck discovers great masters, great teachings and the great truth of who she is and the power of a magical name given to her before she was born. Lauck finally ends her journey when she finds her natural motherthe one who gave her life and gave her away with the hope that she would have a better life.
Found is the story of being lost and finding oneself. It's about forgetting and remembering. It's about the hunger we all have for identity and truth. And finally, Found is about a child's longing for a mother and the determination of one woman to go home.
Seal Press, March 2011, ISBN-13: 9781580053679