Patricia Wood Lottery

ISBN 13: 9780143142645

Lottery

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9780143142645: Lottery

A funny, poignant, and wise novel about a very rich underdog who shows everyone just how little his IQ says about his intelligence. Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive. She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And most important, she taught him who to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 32. Then he wins twelve million dollars with his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

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Money isn't the same as treasure, and IQ isn't the same as smarts?An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as ?solid gold.?
Perry L. Crandall knows what it's like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he's an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he?d need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust?a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.

Review:

"Patricia Wood's debut novel tickles your funny bone, tugs your heartstrings, and redefines the word 'fortunate' all at once." -"Redbook" "[An] irresistible debut novel about what makes people good or bad, smart or stupid." -"Good Housekeeping"

aA wonderful first novela]profoundly lovable.a
a"Washington Post"
aA memorable character whose voice and world linger in oneas imagination.a
a"Miami Herald"
a"Lottery" is a winner.a
aKate Jacobs
aA winning narrator.a
a"Seattle Times"
Itas amemorable.a
a"Miami Herald"
Itas awonderful.a
a"Washington Post"
Itas airresistible.a
a"Good Housekeeping"
aUplifting.a
aKate Jacobs
aMuch more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soulaitas a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.a
aPaul Theroux

A wonderful first novel profoundly lovable.
"Washington Post"
A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one s imagination.
"Miami Herald"
"Lottery" is a winner.
Kate Jacobs
A winning narrator.
"Seattle Times"
It s memorable.
"Miami Herald"
It s wonderful.
"Washington Post"
It s irresistible.
"Good Housekeeping"
Uplifting.
Kate Jacobs
Much more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soul it s a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.
Paul Theroux

?A wonderful first novel?profoundly lovable.?
?"Washington Post"

?A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one's imagination.?
?"Miami Herald"

?"Lottery" is a winner.?
?Kate Jacobs

?A winning narrator.?
?"Seattle Times"

It's ?memorable.?
?"Miami Herald"

It's ?wonderful.?
?"Washington Post"

It's ?irresistible.?
?"Good Housekeeping"

?Uplifting.?
?Kate Jacobs

?Much more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soul?it's a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.?
?Paul Theroux

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