Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Beyond FICTION: LOTTERY by Patricia Wood

Yet another book I’ll be reading soon…because I just won a copy!! Woohoo! Mille gracias to Kristen over at From Here to There and Back (more on this wonderful blog later). Kristen offered a free hardcover (read: First Edition!) copy of Patricia Wood’s Lottery up for grabs, threw some names into a hat, and pulled mine out. How nifty is that?

While Lottery tells the story of a sudden lottery winner based in the state of Washington, it goes beyond the immediate impact of this development on the main character to explore interactions between people with special needs and those around them. I’ll delve more into the plot after reading the book; suffice to say Lottery has been named a Booksense October pick and is causing a lot of buzz. Those who’ve “known” Patricia for a while due to her on-line activities understand the effort that’s gone into the creation of this book. Those, like yours truly, who’ve only recently discovered Patricia Wood’s nifty blog, are just beginning to enjoy brief escapes into her world, a world that involves not only a writer on a boat, but a writer on a boat with two cats, a husband, and a home-base of Hawaii. Sounds like a nice place to live a writing life; I’ll enjoy a taste of it myself as I head to Maui for the first time next week!

8 Comments:

Blogger ORION said...

Much Aloha to you and thank you for the nice mention!
This has given me the opportunity to meet with new and different bloggers! How cool is that?

11:24 AM  
Blogger Sherry Smyth said...

I keep hearing about this book (lucky you to win one) so I must look into this!
And thanks for introducing me to a new blog...word of mouth is the best advertising.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Very cool, Patricia!

And Sherry you're absolutely right about word of mouth. From what I've read about Lottery, it's a real winner! K.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Ello said...

Pat did a nice interview for Lottery on my blog! I definitely enjoyed reading her book. In fact, after reading my review and the interview, my husband, who is not much of a reader, picked it up and finished it in 2 days! A record for him.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Hi Ello! I just read your interview with Patricia Wood again; I think it's the first time I heard about Patricia , which led me to her blog, then to a mention on Carleen Brice's Pajama Gardener blog, then to Kristen's From Here to There and Back Again blog, to this post, then back to everyone's blogs all over again. Phew! So thanks for getting things rolling.

I noticed you've gone through a makoever of sorts. I'm afraid I miss your original photo, though your blog looks great! The tree photos are nifty too btw.

11:08 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Congrats on your win! I've heard about the book too. And hope you have a wonderful time in Maui, you lucky woman! xo

11:05 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

I am feeling lucky these days, Tara (knock on wood! :))!

11:31 AM  
Blogger Special Needs Mama said...

Oh great!!! I'm putting it on The List. Have a wonderful vacation.

9:28 AM  

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