Summer of My Amazing Luck

Summer of My Amazing Luck

A Novel

Paperback - 2006
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In a voice that's vulnerable, observant, and deadly funny, young mother Lucy describes a summer among Winnipeg's housing projects eccentric residents.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, c2006
Edition: Vintage Canada ed
ISBN: 9780676978476
Branch Call Number: FIC TOE
FIC TOE
Characteristics: 220 p. ; 20 cm

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LauraSteinert
May 14, 2015

I cannot imagine the author's envisioned reader. I was a teen mother and I am disgusted at these women who think the state owes them a living so they are free to be worthless, shiftless, and entitled to use their spare time to make money as whores or bootleggers. What is amazing about feeling sorry for your self, stealing from stores? Is the the author's way of teaching girls how to live on the dole/welfare? It is absolutely not for those of us who have worked (up to three jobs at at time) to support our children and set a good example for them and pay taxes to so women who make more money in one night selling homemade beer than the dole gives them in a month.

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vwruleschick
Oct 06, 2011

Lucy and Lish are certainly an entertaining bunch of single moms who live at Half-a-Life. Follow Lucy as she tries to figure out her baby-daddy, how she feels/deals about her mother's death and trying to bring funny into her life. So much gloom, but has its silver-lining. See where they end up.

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viggorecords
Dec 08, 2010

another wonderful read

Devin_Library Aug 05, 2009

Before her ascent into the Can-Literary firmament, Miriam Toews produced this unassuming, and damn funny, first novel. The plot is a touch threadbare at times (a single mom in Winnipeg keeps on keepin' on), but the roots of her style -- wry, observational, deadpan -- were already well in place. Prairie lit isn't typically a laugh-a-minute kind of venture -- think angst, ennui and dust storms. But Toews immediately put her mark on the landscape: a touch of pink highlighter on all that prairie wheat.

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jbeckber
May 18, 2009

Better than the previous two books I have read by Toews. Funny, lighthearted, real.

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