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Patricia gives an overview of the book:

Lottery is an extraordinary novel about the nature of luck and chance. Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His Gram 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 bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him $12 million, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with -- and his luck has very much changed. Poignant and funny, Lottery will leave readers wondering until the very last page whether Perry's good fortune can possibly withstand such a perilous world. But never underestimate Perry L. Crandall. With characters both wicked and heroic that leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying novel about trust...
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Lottery is an extraordinary novel about the nature of luck and chance. Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His Gram 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 bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him $12 million, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with -- and his luck has very much changed. Poignant and funny, Lottery will leave readers wondering until the very last page whether Perry's good fortune can possibly withstand such a perilous world. But never underestimate Perry L. Crandall.

With characters both wicked and heroic that leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

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About Patricia

Patricia Wood was born and raised in Seattle, Washington She has served in the U.S. Army, has worked as a Medical Technologist, horseback-riding instructor, and most recently as a marine science teacher working with high risk students in Honolulu. Patricia is an avid SCUBA...

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Published Reviews

Feb.07.2008

This wonderful first novel is about a guy who starts off with all the chips stacked against him and still comes out a winner. It's an underdog novel, and the underdog is a most...