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Critical Praise

“Original, compelling, uplifting. Quick celebrates the power of ordinary, flawed human beings to rescue themselves and each other. His writing is shot through with wit and humanity and an ultimately optimistic view of people, without ever becoming sentimental.”
      — Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT

“Quirky, feel-good fiction….A whimsical, clever narrative.”
      — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Quick, the author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, provides another offbeat gem populated with eccentric, fallible, intensely human characters….Humor, pathos, and quirky bends in the road define they odyssey, making it increasingly clear that it is all about the journey, not the destination.”
      — Booklist

“A quirky coming-of-age story….Quick writes with an engaging intimacy, capturing his narrator’s innocence and off-kilter philosophy, and the damaged souls in orbit around him.”
      — Publishers Weekly

“[Quick] has a rare skill in portraying characters with mental illness, which, when coupled with his deft hand at humor, produces compelling and important prose….fans of Wally Lamb, Mark Haddon, or Winston Groom will appreciate.”
      — Library Journal

“Funny, touching, wise, and ultimately life-affirming, THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW is quite possibly the greatest feel-good misfit-road story I’ve had the good luck to read. If you loved THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, this book is for you.”
      — Garth Stein, author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

“THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW has everything I relish in a story: a flawed but sympathetic protagonist, a page-turning plot, and a cast of emotionally scarred characters for whom I rooted wholeheartedly. I loved this novel from its quirky and unconventional opening to its poignant, tear-inducing conclusion.”
      — Wally Lamb, author of WE ARE WATER and WISHIN' AND HOPIN'

“A knockout of a book that has something for everyone: humor, wisdom, plot twists, wholly original characters and Richard Gere.”
      — BookPage

“A deeply nuanced portrait of an unconventional family unit, friendships of necessity, and life’s give and take.”
      — Nylon Magazine