Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At nine, shes the keeper of her familys traditionsfrom Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumacs on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration gets forgotten.But this winter all Sumacs plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favourite brother cant make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city . . .The Lotterys More or Less is the second of Emma Donoghues stories about the family that likes to say Why not?