The Lotterys Plus One

Available on March 28, 2017

Available on April 1, 2017

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed “good girl” of her (very) large, extremely unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather: the long dormant “Grumps,” who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn’t been part of any of their lives.

Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household. He’s worse than just tough to get along with—Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?

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“Delves into universal themes of family relationships that will resonate with readers from all backgrounds.”

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Author Biography

Emma Donoghue, born in Dublin in 1969, is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the New York Times bestseller Room, as well as the bestselling Slammerkin, The Sealed Letter, Landing, Life Mask, Hood, and Stirfry. Her story collections are The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, Kissing the Witch, and Touchy Subjects. She also writes literary history and plays for stage and radio.

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