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How Lucky

by Will Leitch

For readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Nothing to See Here, a first novel as suspenseful and funny as it is moving, the unforgettable story of a fiercely resilient young man living with a physical disability, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his door.

Daniel leads a rich life in the university town of Athens, Georgia. He’s got a couple close friends, a steady paycheck working for a regional airline, and of course, for a few glorious days each Fall, college football tailgates. He considers himself to be a mostly lucky guy–despite the fact that he’s suffered from a debilitating disease since he was a small child, one that has left him unable to speak or to move without a wheelchair.

Largely confined to his home, Daniel spends the hours he’s not online communicating with irate air travelers observing his neighborhood from his front porch. One young woman passes by so frequently that spotting her out the window has almost become part of his daily routine. Until the day he’s almost sure he sees her being kidnapped…

Book Club Moderator Emily Hessney Lynch is a digital strategist, writer, and reader. She reads a little bit of everything, including short stories, manga, literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and more. Emily is a Trustee of the Monroe County Library System and enjoys writing short stories and spending time with her husband and their three rescue dogs.

Emily Hessney Lynch​