(Keller, Sophie Chen) Sophie Chen Keller was born in Beijing, China, and raised in Ohio and California. Her short fiction has won several awards and has appeared in publications such as Glimmer Train (where her first short story was published when she was fifteen) and Pedestal. Steeped in nostalgic wonder, Keller’s novel, The Luster of Lost Things, explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal. Silenced by his motor speech disorder, Walter has a knack for tracking down any missing thing. So when the Book at the root of his mother’s magical bakery magic vanishes, Walter, accompanied by his overweight golden retriever, journeys through New York City to find it—along the way encountering an unforgettable cast of lost souls.