Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.
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.