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The good luck of right now: a novel

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere. 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, she called him Richard--there must be a cosmic connection. Believing 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" and her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother; and the spirit of Richard Gere join the quest to help Bartholomew find where he belongs. 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.
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Full title good luck of right now
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title_display The good luck of right now : a novel
title_full The Good Luck of Right Now, The Good Luck of Right Now A Novel, The good luck of right now : a novel / Matthew Quick, The good luck of right now : a novel [sound recording] / by Matthew Quick, The good luck of right now [sound recording] / Matthew Quick, The good luck of right now [text (large print)] : a novel / Matthew Quick
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