Lit & Libations is a series that works like this: Novel will bring in amazing authors like Jami Attenberg and Libro will pair 'em with themed cocktail and small plate specials at happy hour prices. Now here's where you come in. All you have to do is bring your friends, grab a cocktail & app from the bar, and head into the event space for a night of entertainment. You in?
Doors @ 6PM, Jami Attenberg in conversation with Alice Bolin @ 6:30PM
About the book:
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 he is the way he is then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am," says Alex Tuchman, strong-headed lawyer, loving mother, and daughter of Victor Tuchman--a power-hungry real estate developer and, by all accounts, a bad man. Now that Victor is on his deathbed, Alex feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who he is and what he did over the course of his life and career. 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 pitch-perfect 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.
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