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The Good Luck of Right Now (Large Print)

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Publisher Comments:

From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The Good Luck of Right Now, a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere—an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love.

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?

Bartholomew thinks hes found a clue when he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mothers underwear drawer. In her final days, mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is meant to help him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of highly intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and faith, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the mystery of women are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one mans heartbreakingly earnest attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the cat Parliament and find his biological father . . . and discover so much more.

Synopsis:

Call it fate
Call it synchronicity
Call it an act of God
Call it . . .
The Good Luck of Right Now

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. He thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. In her final days, Mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection.

Believing that the actor is meant to help him, ­Barth-olomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, ­phi­losophy and faith, alien abduction and cat ­telepathy are all explored in his soul-baring ­epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man's heartbreakingly earnest ­attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a "Girlbrarian," her feline-loving, foulmouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere all join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the Cat Parliament and find his biological father . . . and discover so much more.

About the Author

MATTHEW QUICK (a.k.a. Q) is the author of one adult novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Academy Award- winning film. His young adult titles include Sorta Like a Rock Star; Boy 21, finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize; and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. Quick is married to novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette.

WEB: MATTHEWQUICKWRITER.COM
FACEBOOK: MATTHEW QUICK
TWITTER: @MATTHEWQUICK21

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062298744
Author:
Quick, Matthew
Publisher:
HarperLuxe
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Large Print
Publication Date:
20140211
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
A. Picking up a Matthew Quick novel is a lot like
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.864 in 10.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Call it fate
Call it synchronicity
Call it an act of God
Call it . . .
The Good Luck of Right Now

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. He thinks he's found a clue when he discovers a "Free Tibet" letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother's underwear drawer. In her final days, Mom called him Richard—there must be a cosmic connection.

Believing that the actor is meant to help him, ­Barth-olomew awkwardly starts his new life, writing Richard Gere a series of letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, ­phi­losophy and faith, alien abduction and cat ­telepathy are all explored in his soul-baring ­epistles. But mostly the letters reveal one man's heartbreakingly earnest ­attempt to assemble a family of his own.

A struggling priest, a "Girlbrarian," her feline-loving, foulmouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere all join the quest to help Bartholomew. In a rented Ford Focus, they travel to Canada to see the Cat Parliament and find his biological father . . . and discover so much more.

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