Oct 222011

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book City Chick. Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive To-Be-Read list. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think.

You Never Know: Tales of Tobias, an Accidental Lottery Winnerby Lilian Duval 

Tobias Hillyer had a promising future until a car accident claimed the lives of his parents. Abandoning his dreams, he dropped out of college to take care of his orphaned, brain-damaged younger brother. Now in his late thirties, Tobias must struggle to provide for his family, working dead-end jobs that fall far short of the academic career he had imagined.

Then he wins the lottery.

His financial worries eliminated, Tobias anticipates nothing but smooth sailing ahead for himself and the people he loves. But he soon finds that his amazing stroke of luck may threaten everything he holds dear. Over peaks and valleys, this uplifting journey will challenge everything we think we know about luck, life, and what we value most.

I saw a review for this on Live to Read amd thought it sounded very intriguing. I have always heard that most people who win the lottery aren’t happy afterwards, and often end up with no money within a few years. This book sounds like a story similar to that.

That and I just want to read a book about a lottery winner so I can daydream about winning the lottery myself.

  3 Responses to “On My Wishlist #26”

  1. great tnx 4 the recomendation, going on my mile high wishlist

  2. Hmm sound interesting, but i dont think its YA right? Anyways thanks for the recommendation!! Check my wishlist for this week! http://majibookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-my-wishlist-2.html

    – Farah @Maji Bookshelf

  3. I'm wishing for the latest book by Susan Orlean. Please come see what it is.

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