The Good Luck Girl
Maeve Connolly is tired of being labelled as irresponsible. Yes, she may spend unhealthy amounts of time on Facebook and watch marathon sessions of America's Next Top Model, but Maeve isn't a typical post-college slacker. Determined to change her life and make her own luck, Maeve impulsively decides on a grand adventure - driving cross country to LA. But en route, Maeve's car breaks down and she is stranded in Unknown, Arizona. It is here, alone and in the middle of nowhere, that Maeve finally faces up to the reality of her past. What Maeve has denied acknowledging, even to herself, is that she isn't running from bad luck, but from something much more complicated - something that made her feel as though the world would never turn again, and her heart would always remain closed. What begins as a hilarious and quirky coming-of-age tale soon deepens into a complex portrayal of survivorship and one woman's journey to a new beginning. Funny, irreverent, and moving in equal measure, The Good Luck Girl will leave you smiling through tears.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 153 x 234 x 23mm | 430g
- 06 Aug 2009
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
"Very well written, with new revelations worked believably into the plot ... ideal to take on holiday." THE BOOKBAG "Young twenty-something Maeve Connolly decides to take a road trip to Los Angeles, with only her talking cockatiel and faithful old car for company. She'll do almost anything to fund her trip ... to escape from both perfect parents and siblings, and the memories of illness and death." PA NEWS "The American author's second book is a tale of romance and self-discovery. The defiance of the protagonist, allied with believable moments, characters and scenarios, make THE GOOD LUCK GIRL a very enjoyable read." THISISNOTTINGHAM.CO.UK "When Maeve ditches her life of Facebook and America's Next Top Model repeats to take a trip across the US, she's forced to learn some harsh lessons. ****" HEAT "Travel is at the heart [of this book], in which a young woman finds a new life when she's stranded in a small American town." THE GLOSS "It would be hard to say much more without giving too much away but this book treats a difficult and emotional subject with diplomacy and just enough humour to prevent the story becoming maudlin. For anyone that's thought about trying to change their lives, this book shows that it's never too late to start over." BALLYMENA TIMES
About Kerry Reichs
Kerry Reichs is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Kerry juggled the role of Southern Belle with tough Washington lawyer for six years, until she finally worked up the courage to write her first novel, The Best Day of Someone Else's Life. She currently lives in Washington, DC.