The Good Luck of Right Now

Friday - - Great Reads - by Mathew Quick (2014)

If a book with Richard Gere in it doesn’t scream sum­mer read, we don’t know what does. The new of­fer­ing from Mathew Quick, au­thor of Sil­ver

Lin­ings Play­book, is about Bartholomew Neil, a mid­dle-aged loner griev­ing his mother’s death. Sort­ing through her cor­re­spon­dence in the search for clo­sure and so­lace he finds a let­ter she was sent by Richard Gere ask­ing her to boy­cott the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics. Bartholomew sees it as a sign from the uni­verse that if he makes con­tact with Gere his life will be sorted. The heart-warm­ing story sees Bartholomew joined by a mot­ley band of slightly off-kil­ter yet lov­able ec­centrics on his quest for Gere. Quirky and com­i­cal, this is a grat­i­fy­ing read on the im­por­tance of friend­ship and love.

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