Author: Patricia Wood
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons
Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone
Setting: Everett, WA
My name is Perry L. Crandall and I am not retarded.
Perry's gram taught him everything he needed to survive - how to write things down, how to play the lottery and who to trust. Then she dies, leaving him alone at 31 and he wins the state lottery of 12 million dollars and finds out he has more family than he knows what to do with. The book is about trust, loyalty and what makes us capable. I loved this story; it was one of my top 5 favorites this year. Perry is a wonderful character and it's kind of like reading Forrest Gump - a classic.