The Truth About Luck by Iain Reid
What I Learned on My Road Trip with Grandma

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Iain Reid’s newest book, The Truth About Luck, rejoices in this blend of intergenerational familiarity and serendipity...those of you who’ve read his articles, as I have, will recognize his trademarks — his unfussy language, his dry sense of humour, his sincerity.
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In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird's Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation — which turns out to be a "staycation" at his basement apartment in Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his adult life, his ninety-two-year-old grandmother is nearing the end of hers. Between escorting his grandma to local attractions and restaurants, the two exchange memories and she begins to reveal details of her inspiring life story.

Told with subtlety, humour, and heart, this delightful comic memoir reflects on family connections; how we experience adversity, the passage of time, and aging; and most importantly what it truly means to feel lucky.

 

About Iain Reid

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Iain Reid is the author of the critically acclaimed comic memoir One Bird's Choice, which won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book. His writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online in publications such as the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, and The Classical. He writes regularly about books and writing for the National Post. His work has also appeared on CBC Radio and NPR. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
 
Published April 23, 2013 by House of Anansi Press. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Anansi Press on Mar 22 2013

Iain Reid’s newest book...rejoices in this blend of intergenerational familiarity and serendipity.

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Reviewed by Stevie Howell on Mar 22 2013

Iain Reid’s newest book, The Truth About Luck, rejoices in this blend of intergenerational familiarity and serendipity...those of you who’ve read his articles, as I have, will recognize his trademarks — his unfussy language, his dry sense of humour, his sincerity.

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