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All This Could Be Yours


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An unforgettable novel of family secrets from New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins

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Jami Attenberg is the author of a story collection, Instant Love, and the novels The Kept Man, The Melting Season, All Grown Up, Saint Mazie and The Middlesteins, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and was published in nine countries. She lives in New Orleans. Follow her @jamiattenberg


Jami Attenberg's work is so deeply attuned to humans and our imperfect attempts to love each other ... Attenberg handles it all with an expert touch and a keen sense of what, despite all the sadness and secrets, keeps people connected, striving for moments of beauty and tenderness in a dark world -- Emma Cline, author of The Girls
An ambitious and utterly delectable novel about families and their secrets that opens up, pleasurably, like a set of nesting dolls. -- Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble
No one understands the contradictions of the human heart and how our grace and our failures reverberate through our families better than Jami Attenberg. And no one writes about our grace and failures with humor and compassion better than her either. -- Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird
The novel takes place in one very long day but encompasses the entirety of lifetimes ... Prickly and unsentimental, but never quite hopeless, Attenberg, poet laureate of difficult families, captures the relentlessly lonely beauty of being alive. Not a gentle novel but a deeply tender one. * Kirkus *
A richly drawn pleasure * People Magazine *
Attenberg writes with a deeply human understanding of her characters, and the fact that, when it comes to family, things are rarely well enough to leave alone * Booklist *
A dark, deliciously captivating look into the way a toxic patriarch can poison everyone around him ... There are no easy resolutions offered here, but that's as it should be * Nylon *
A deep dive into the darker side of family bonds, All This Could Be Yours is another compulsively readable novel by Jami Attenberg ... This is a parable for our times. * Observer *
Versatile, earthbound, and unforgiving ... a comic blend of messy family drama * Vulture *
A Must-Read * Entertainment Weekly *
Attenberg is a master of subtlety ... The unusual twist here is that readers learn all their stories while the characters do not. * Library Journal *
A Must-Read * Salon *
Her characters-flawed, defensive, overwhelmed and frequently endearing-fizz off the page. Their inner lives coalesce beautifully into a funny and heart-stirring tribute to the nutty inscrutability of belonging to a family. * BookPage *
Gets so deep into the psyches of her characters that the story ends up seeming electric with ruin, and with possible resurrection * New York Times *
Attenberg, secures her place as an oddly sparkling master of warped family sagas ... full of brio * NPR *
A brutal and beautiful story of familial dysfunction ... Attenberg doesn't flinch from digging into life's messiness, pressing gently but resolutely into wounds to see what oozes out. * USA Today, 4 stars out of 4 *
If you choose one novel this fall, choose Jami Attenberg's. * Washington Post *
A patriarch's death strains a family's already fraught relationships in this dazzling novel from Attenberg ... This is a delectable family saga. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *
All This Could Be Yours is an engaging portrait of the unshakeable connection of family. * Vanity Fair *
As family secrets unspool, the years of resentment and anger burn off in this tightly drawn novel ... Attenberg's unflinching ability to create utterly vulnerable and vicious characters, locked in a cycle of want and need, demand your attention...arguably Attenberg's best novel to date. * New York Observer *
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. * Woman's Day *
In this darkly hilarious family drama, an abusive patriarch is on his deathbed in New Orleans, and his daughter is determined to mine her distant mother for secrets. * New York Post *
All hail Jami Attenberg, the queen of dysfunctional families. * Refinery29 *
Set against the vivid backdrop of New Orleans, Jami Attenberg's extraordinary new novel All This Could Be Yours is a deep dive into fractured family dynamics. In alternating voices, Attenberg expertly weaves together a chorus of love, betrayal and inheritance. -- Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
All This Could Be Yours is a dynamic portrait of the mess, love and unavoidable loss that comes from being part of a family. * TIME Magazine *
The witty Jami Attenberg tills the fertile ground of family dysfunction... Set in balmy New Orleans, All This Could Be Yours is an engaging portrait of the unshakable connection of family * Vogue, Best novels of 2019 *
A family epic that's pointed and funny, touching and true: in All This Could Be Yours, Jami Attenberg captures the shades of light and dark that swirl among his people as a patriarch lays dying; the anxieties of our current era; the breaths and beats of New Orleans. -- Jean Hannah Edelstein
God she's good! Once again Jami Attenberg's golden heart and acid tongue team up to take the lid off the family stuff we kind of hope nobody notices.... -- Louisa Young
A great novel about an irredeemable man and the family he nearly destroyed in pursuing his desires without remorse. -- Roxane Gay
If you haven't come across Attenberg before, you're in for a treat: she writes compelling stories about difficult families, featuring flawed, believable characters. * Good Housekeeping *
An emotionally taut tale exploring the power and toxic influence of a controlling patriarch. * Observer *
Unflinching ... a devastating dissection of the impact of bad parenting * Sunday Times *
Uncompromising in its penetrating treatment of the ties that bind a family together ... Attenberg weaves her narrative with a scintillating and often wry prose; her love for her characters, and her keen interest in their joys and longings, never fails to shine through. * Guardian *
A gripping story about families and their secrets ... an engrossing read to devour in a sitting or two. * Sunday Times *
A riveting portrait of cruelty and dysfunctional families ... absorbing, accomplished * Irish Independent *
Uncomfortably realistic * Jewish Chronicle *

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