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Jami Attenberg in Conversation With Cheryl Strayed
November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
From acclaimed 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 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. All This Could Be Yours (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 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, Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age. Attenberg will be joined in conversation with Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough.