Lottery: Book summary and reviews of Lottery by Patricia Wood

Lottery

A Novel

by Patricia Wood

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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 whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, 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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"The wisdoms here run more cute than deep, but Wood's light humor and likable narrator should have mass appeal." - PW.

"[An] irresistible debut novel about what makes people good or bad, smart or stupid." - Good Housekeeping.

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valerie

Especially good in audio format while driving.
Keeps you coming back for more.

Elizabeth

Love is more important than money
The Lottery makes you think about life and what is really important. I really enjoyed the novel, and the characters were likable except for Perry's family...I don't know how people could be that cruel and conniving.

I read the book in a day...great story...you will love it...and as Perry says: Love is important...more important than money.

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