The Resource The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick

The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick

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The good luck of right now
Title
The good luck of right now
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Quick
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Language
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
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs.
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10262487
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1973-
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Quick, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3617.U535
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E75A0482-5A9E-476D-A090-56C4758F901E
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062285553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867717144
Label
The good luck of right now, Matthew Quick
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E75A0482-5A9E-476D-A090-56C4758F901E
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062285553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867717144

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