Friday, August 29, 2008

July #2 - LOTTERY

Title: Lottery

Author: Patricia Wood

Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-399-15449-2

Series or stand-alone: Stand-alone

Setting: Everett, WA

1st Sentence:

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.

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