ONLINE EVENT: Jami Attenberg - "All This Could Be Yours" in conversation w/ J. Courtney Sullivan

Event date: 
09/17/2020 - 7:00pm

Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins, joins us to celebrate the paperback release of All This Could Be Yours, her timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power. Jami will be in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Maine and her latest, Friends and Strangers

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ABOUT ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS

From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer.

“If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father, Victor, is on his deathbed, Alex—a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister—feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tight-lipped mother, Barbra.

As Barbra fends off Alex’s unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex’s brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary’s wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drugstores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As family members grapple with Victor’s history, they must figure out a way to move forward—with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children.

All This Could Be Yours is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can entangle a family for generations, and what it takes to—maybe, hopefully—break free. With her signature “sparkling prose” (Marie Claire) and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JAMI ATTENBERG is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up. She has contributed essays to the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times, and Longreads, among other publications. She lives in New Orleans.

 

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. Sullivan’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.

 

 

All This Could Be Yours Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358361336
Availability: On our shelves now (please call to confirm)
Published: Mariner Books - September 15th, 2020

Friends and Strangers: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520597
Availability: On our shelves now (please call to confirm)
Published: Knopf - June 30th, 2020

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