BookBrowse Reviews The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

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The Good Luck of Right Now

by Matthew Quick

The Good Luck of Right Now
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2014, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2015, 304 pages

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From New York Times best-selling author Matthew Quick comes The Good Luck of Right Now, a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere.

Matthew Quick's achingly delightful follow-up to The Silver Linings Playbook is an epistolary coming-of-age story about Bartholomew Neil, a 39-year-old naïf whose only attachment to normalcy - his sainted mother - has just abandoned him. Not her fault. She died of brain cancer. But Bartholomew was with her to the bitter, painful end. And now he's adrift, lost in a world that's not exactly set up to deal with socially stunted, unemployed midlifers. But it's gonna be (no spoilers here) okay, dear reader, because Mom has bequeathed him a house with mysteriously self-paying bills, a letter from movie star Richard Gere and a philosophy intended to mitigate life's ups and downs.

As long as we can suspend disbelief long enough to get an explanation for those self-paying bills, it's not an unreasonable stretch to accept the rest. First, Bartholomew discovers a form letter from movie star...

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