The dictionary of lost words : a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Ballantine Books, [2021].
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
2 copies, 3 people are on the wait list.


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Fiction - New Arrivals ShelfFICTION WILLIA 2021Checked OutNovember 5, 2021
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Fiction - New Arrivals ShelfFICTION WILLIA 2021On Hold Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details



"The Dictionary of Lost Words is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Before the lost word, there was another. It arrived at the Scriptorium in a second-hand envelope, the old address crossed out and Dr Murray, Sunnyside, Oxford, written in its place. It was Da's job to open the post and mine to sit on his lap, like a queen on her throne, and help him ease each word out of its folded cradle. He'd tell me what pile to put it on and sometimes he'd pause, cover my hand with his, and guide my finger up and down and around the letters, sounding them into my ear. He'd say the word, and I would echo it, then he'd tell me what it meant"--,Provided by publisher.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation (style guide)

Williams, P. (2021). The dictionary of lost words: a novel (First U.S. edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. 2021. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Williams, Pip. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel First U.S. edition., Ballantine Books, 2021.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.