Loyalty Books + Brunch presents Jamie Attenberg for ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS
DC reads hard, and we brunch harder. Join us for a fantastic union of both featuring NYT Bestselling author Jami Attenberg!
About the Event:
You'll enjoy an intimate brunch meal with the author and your choice of signature punch and mimosas to liven up the meal. Jami Attengberg will discuss her new novel, All This Could Be Yoursand sign copies amidst a relaxed session of conversation and good food provided by Petworth Citizen in our co-event space: The Reading Room. You'll be surrounded by books, good light, and likeminded nerds who understand that the way to spend a Sunday is with a mimosa and a great read-- only now with a wonderful author and queen of an afternoon well spent: Jami Attenberg.
About the Book
"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 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 tightlipped 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 drug stores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As each family member grapples 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 tangle 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.