Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - The Good Luck of Right Now; Matthew Quick

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.  Bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. I love the sound of this one -- how about you?
The Good Luck of Right Now; Matthew Quick 
Harper Collins (February 2014)
 
Call it fate. Call it synchronicity. Call it an act of God. Call it . . . The Good Luck of Right Now. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes 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 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, 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 man’s 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.


9 comments:

  1. I definitely want to read this. I'm a big fan of this author!

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  2. This sounds great Diane, it's one I would love to read.

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  3. Nice pick. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. This book sounds fabulous...I want to read it! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. Sounds really good to me too!

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  6. Ewww, you're right. This on is worth waiting for. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Adding another title to my TBR list. (I'm happy to be back in the blogoshpere, I've missed you posts)

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  7. I wouldn't mind reading this!

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