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The Resource The Good Luck of Right Now, (electronic resource :)

The Good Luck of Right Now, (electronic resource :)

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The Good Luck of Right Now
Title
The Good Luck of Right Now
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Matthew Quick
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eng
Summary
Call it fate Call it synchronicity Call it an act of God Call it . . . The Good Luck of Right Now 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 by writing Richard Gere a series of 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, foulmouthed 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 Bartholomew's biological father . . . and discover so much more
Summary
Socially-awkward 40-year-old Bartholomew has lived with his mother all his life and has never held a job. When she succumbs to cancer, he channels her favorite actor, Richard Gere, to make her happy during her last days. Funny and sad, with moving, unsentimental prose and a quick, satisfying pace. Highly recommended. -- Michael Colford for LibraryReads
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
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MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813.6
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no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
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adult
Label
The Good Luck of Right Now, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d22bq89
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9780062285553
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unknown
Extent
304 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062285553
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d22bq89
Label
The Good Luck of Right Now, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-d22bq89
Publication
Control code
9780062285553
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062285553
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
d22bq89

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