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Get Lucky

A Novel

Katherine Center

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Description

How do you change your luck? A young woman chooses to look for happiness in this marvelously entertaining and poignant novel from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire.
 
“A hilarious and touching take on what it means to be a grown-up.”—Julie Buxbaum, author of Admission and Tell Me Three Things

 
Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job. 

So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around.

But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.


Praise For Get Lucky: A Novel

"A hilarious and touching take on what it means to be a grown-up, Get Lucky asks the quintessential question of whether we can ever go home again. You can't help but root for Sarah right until the end, and will no doubt laugh and cry with her along the way.  A must-read."- Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love and After You

“[A] thoroughly enjoyable girlish romp.” – Library Journal

Ballantine Books, 9780345507914, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2010



About the Author

Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of What You Wish ForHow to Walk AwayThe Bright Side of Disaster, and five other bittersweet comic novels about love and family. She received an M.A. in fiction from the University of Houston. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children.