At once brazen and terrified, Sarah Maria Griffin’s beautifully written memoir, opens a doorway into the interior life of the Celtic Tiger Cubs who have left Ireland to escape the recession and in search of prosperity. Thrown into life 5,000 miles away from home, Sarah’s tale echoes that of many of her generation — forced to forge new lives and build new homes on distant shores. She describes in open, honest, detail her experience of her first year in San Francisco, a year of struggle and strife, of newness and oddness of adventure and excitement, of loneliness and despair, but also of incredible happiness and joy. Not Lost is a book about growing up, about friendship, about love, about life and living it well. It is by turns heartbreaking, funny, tender and gutsy, it is assured but never cocky and marks Sarah Maria Griffin as one of the major voices of her generation. About the Author: Sarah Maria Griffin is an Irish emigrant living in San Francisco with a handsome boy and a cat called Moriarty. She writes essays and poems for lots of places and sometimes does things on the radio. Her first book of poetry & prose, Follies, was published by Lapwing Press in 2011. She makes zines under the imprint Wordfury and is co-editor of Bare Hands International Poetry Journal.