Literary Fiction

Lucky You

We’re happy to support debut authors, including Erika Carter with Lucky You.

by Erika Carter

Quick take

A novel for anyone who has dreamed about leaving their life behind to live in an Eden '“ but who also knows that real change comes from within.

Why I love it

Three waitresses at the same dead-end bar in an Arkansas college town try to navigate their fuzzed-out early twenties. Ellie, Rachel, and Chloe all yearn for meaning in different ways, and yet they all converge on a very relatable '“ and very modern '“ sense that, even though we’re supposed to feel more connected than ever, young people can still feel adrift in today’s world.

At the beginning of L...

Member thoughts

11% Love
46% Like
41% Dislike
  • Kaitlyn R.

    Brooklyn, NY

    "Such a great combination of characters "figuring things out" with a hint of clut-iness. "

  • Maggie D.

    Metairie, LA

    "A book for millennials that will have you laughing out loud."

  • Leslie H.

    Burlington, VT

    "Fast moving, complex, and sad. It gave a snap shot of life for three twenty somethings trying to make their way through a complicated world. I really enjoyed the writing style and language."

  • Soraya K.

    Soddy Daisy, TN

    "My biggest takeaway from this book was that Carter did an amazing job at showing how a slow descent into a cult can make sense to its members, even when it's insane to the outside world."

  • Erin M.

    Oak Park, IL

    "I think the best part of this book is the brilliant way Erika Carter writes the landscape of Northwest Arkansas and it becomes a character in itself."

  • Lauren M.

    Lexington, KY

    "Thought-provoking portrait of female early twenties confusion. "

  • Sulisse M.

    Charlotte, NC

    "This was a great book. I will probably read it again. The plot isn't attention grabbing and I could see that as a problem for some readers, but Carter's writing style was amazing. I loved it."

  • Erika S.

    Yorktown , VA

    "Absolutely amazing!!!"

  • Amanda R.

    Kirkland, WA

    "This was a great read. It explores the complex relationships of 3 women while they try to navigate love, sickness and the lure of finding "health". "

  • Taylor R.

    Toms River, NJ

    "loved this book! It is beautifully written and all of the characters are well-developed. I read it quickly because I had to know what happened to these characters! "

  • Samantha J.

    Forest, VA

    "The author does a very good job of introducing you to the characters and still letting you form your own opinion of who they are. It was easy to relate to the wanderlust and need for escape they feel."