Marissa Stapley, author of LUCKY, profiled by the Globe & Mail about being the first Canadian author to ever be chosen as an official selection of Reese Witherspoon’s book club! Congratulations, Marissa!

Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She’s ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity—when things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she’s learned the art of the scam.

When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means she’ll be arrested for her crimes. She’ll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune.

As Lucky tries to avoid capture and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she was just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she loved—whose dark past is catching up with her, too.

This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, multilayered character who must learn what it means to be independent and honest…before her luck runs out.

Marissa Stapley is the internationally bestselling author of four commercial women’s fiction novels, including Mating for Life (S&S Canada, Atria US, Rowohlt Germany), Things to Do When It’s Raining (S&S Canada, Graydon House US, 8 translation territories), The Last Resort (S&S Canada, Graydon House, Allen & Unwin ANZ, and multiple translation territories), and LUCKY (Simon & Schuster Canada, Hodder & Stoughton, Moonhak Soochup Publishing Co. Korea). The Last Resort was named one of 2019’s Best Beach Reads by Oprah Magazine, New York Post and The Globe and Mail and shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Fiction Novel). Stapley recently teamed up with bestselling author Karma Brown (Recipe for a Perfect Wife) as the writing duo Maggie Kay to publish a series of holiday romances that just launched with The Holiday Swap (Putnam US/Penguin Canada/Hodder Books). 

Marissa is represented by Samantha Haywood.

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