Patrick captures the nuances of family life that highlights the unusual nature of these family members. The main character, Martha Storm, stumbles into a book of stories that she remembers writing with her grandmother who died a long time ago.
Thus begins a new journey for Martha as she tries to unravel the discrepancies that surround her grandmother's death. During this process she becomes independent and develops her own way of living without constantly pleasing everyone she is close to. She speaks her mind and challenges those who question her much to the chagrin of her family members.
It is a riveting tale with favourable and unfavourable surprises that Martha confronts as she develops this new sense of freedom by thinking and acting according to her wishes and desires.
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick is a very interesting story that has many bizarre situations; some appear unrealistic, but Patrick makes it real for this family.