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Trove Armchair Treasure Hunt

Never participated in an armchair treasure hunt? Now’s your chance. Author Sandra Miller has created a treasure hunt in New England whose prize is a brand-new, custom-made cuff bracelet embedded with jewels and appraised at $2,200. Sign up below and we’ll send you the details

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a moving recollection, brimming with emotional insights.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

Trove is the story of a woman whose life is up-ended when she begins an armchair treasure hunt—a search for $10,000 worth of gold coins buried in New York City, of all places—with a man who, as she points out, is not her husband. Her search for gold, which soon becomes an obsession, forces her to dredge up painful pieces of her past, confront the true source of her sorrow, and finally discover what it is she has been looking for all these years.

$16.99 PRINT / $11.99 EBOOK


Sandra A. Miller’s writing has appeared in over one-hundred publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality & Health, Yankee, Family Fun, and The Boston Globe Magazine, for which she is a regular correspondent. One of her essays was turned into a short film called “Wait,” directed by Trudie Styler and starring Kerry Washington. She has taught in Europe and Japan and now teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and lives in Arlington with her husband and two children.


“A stirring memoir that beautifully and humorously captures the pain of unresolved loss.”

“For so many of us, the obsessions of our future selves are sown into the wounds of our past. This is so clearly the case with Sandra Miller, an immensely gifted memoirist . . . The prose here is spare yet lyrical, evocative and painstakingly honest, and Trove, itself, is a treasure.”
— ANDRE DUBUS III, National Book Award finalist
for House of Sand and Fog

Entertaining and intriguing, Trove reads like a guide and map for navigating our own traumas… Miller’s search is a reminder that we should never stop searching for the answers that may set us free.

“The narrative flows effortlessly with a casual style that is introspective but never maudlin… Trove is an excellent memoir.”


“Trove grabs readers by the heartstrings and whisks us along on her life’s journey. Miller’s story is a marvelous, sometimes magical adventure that is also urgent, heartbreaking. Miller is eloquent, witty, and grippingly honest she searches for love and treasure, within and without. Trove is that rare treasure of a book—a compelling story that touches your heart and soul.”
Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

“Sandra Miller's writing is straight to the heart magick. Going beyond words, she makes you want more. Her writing moves you to explore and ponder; and best of all, it opens up the imagination to all things possible.”
— DAMIEN ECHOLS, New York Times
bestselling author of Life After Death

“You will not read a page of this book without thinking, Oh my God, I have so been there. Trove is a hilarious, heart-breaking page-turner about one woman's relentless search for the treasures life has to offer: romantic love, parental approval, a decent career, and some shred of meaning in this crazy world.”
— ERICA FERENCIK, author of Into the Jungle

“With dazzling prose, keen observation, and laugh-out-loud humor, Trove is an essential book for women braving middle age, or anyone looking back in life before they surge forward. Sandra Miller writes about marriage, parenting, aging parents, and the quest for creative fulfillment with wisdom and insight, and with an honesty that is as shocking as it is satisfying.”
LISA CAREY, author of The Stolen Child

THe AUTHOR can be reached at sandraamiller.com, found on Twitter @WriterSandraM, or followed on Instagram @sandra.a.miller.