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.