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Lottery | [Patricia Wood]

Lottery

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.
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Publisher's Summary

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust.

When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

©2007 Patricia Wood; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Wood's light humor and likable narrator...have mass appeal." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kary greenwood village , CO, USA 11-12-08
    Kary greenwood village , CO, USA 11-12-08 Member Since 2005
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    "excellent book"

    starts out a little slow but very much worth the wait! highly recommend to all audiences.

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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "winner winner chicken dinner.."

    GReat story.. i really enjoyed this book.. i especially liked how the main character had a mind of his own and thanks to all that money he got to finally make it up.. good listen. great narrator. i give it two 2 dollar scratch offs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Masloski 06-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Lottery"

    Fun, fast and very believable

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    KATHY TRACY, CA 06-14-08
    KATHY TRACY, CA 06-14-08 Member Since 2005
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    "5 stars all the way"

    Any book I listen to more than 3 times gets a 5! You root for the most loving, sensitive main character and you just want to protect him throuout the entire storyline. A must listen. Its slow but so is he and its okay.

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    D. Greble usa 05-21-08
    D. Greble usa 05-21-08 Member Since 2008
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    "fun story"

    I loved the narration and the quirky story about a young man who has mild mental retardation- the author captures the nuances of the disability and how others interact with him: family and friends. I found myself rooting for him, and in the end he's happy. I like happy endings.

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    June Bedford, TX, USA 05-03-08
    June Bedford, TX, USA 05-03-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Nice read"

    Wonderful, inspirational, engaging. My teenage son also listened and loved it.

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    Lynn Carmichael, CA, USA 02-15-08
    Lynn Carmichael, CA, USA 02-15-08 Member Since 2007
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    "sweet & hopeful"

    I loved this book. Perry, Keith and Gary remind the reader of the goodness of human beings. The narrator is excellent. I still hear Perry, Gram and Keith in my head days after finishing this delightful, hopeful novel.

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    Marilyn R. Yetzbacher Denver, Colorado 09-24-07
    Marilyn R. Yetzbacher Denver, Colorado 09-24-07 Member Since 2005
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    "a delightful read"

    A book I can recommend to all readers with all sensitivities. Although a little bit predictable, the story was full of delightful characters. Even weeks later I still hear pearls of wisdom ringing in my ears from Perry's marvelous little entourage. The narration was one of the best I've enjoyed lately.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Tuscaloosa, AL, USA 06-18-08
    Phillip Tuscaloosa, AL, USA 06-18-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Couldn't get past the profanity"

    I'm sure this would be a very enjoyable book if you could ignore the profanity. There are about 5 "GD's" in just the 1st few minutes. I couldn't go any further. If I knew there wouldn't be any more, I would probably would try again.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jerald Schertz, TX, USA 09-18-08
    Jerald Schertz, TX, USA 09-18-08
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    "Not Good"

    Wow, I really didn't like this book. What a waste of a credit. I wish I could get my credit back. This was horrible. Horrible is when you really don't like something! Get a different book.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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