Released on 10 April 2014.

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The Good Luck of Right Now

3.61 based on 890 ratings & 109 reviews on


From Matthew Quick, the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook.
'Original, compelling, uplifiting' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project.

Bartholomew Neil is thirty-nine and lost.
After the death of his beloved mum he has no idea how to be on his own, and he knows it's about time he found his flock.

But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded learn how to fly?
And what can Richard Gere, a beautiful librarian, a struggling priest and a foul-mouthed and troubled young man teach Bartholomew about finding love and happiness?

Whatever it is, Bartholomew is in for a lot more than he bargained for . . .

'The Good Luck of Right Now is original, compelling, and uplifting . . . His writing is shot through with wit and humanity' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

In the media

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
Had my gripped and at times welling up
A bildungsroman that charts an adventurous road-trip from Philadelphia to Canada, in a rented Ford Focus. Bartholomew, unemployed and friendless, meets an eccentric rabble along the way (including a troubled grief counsellor, an alcoholic priest and a love-interest librarian), who go some way to resolving his issues . . . a tender tale that manages to be both light-hearted and philosophical.
Financial Times