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All This Could Be Yours
All This Could Be Yours | Jami Attenberg
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From New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a sharp, funny, and emotionally powerful novel about a family reuniting at the deathbed of its patriarch. In reckoning with his secret past, can they rebuild and begin anew?
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Suet624
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The lives of each family member is explored as the father, a violent, philandering criminal, lies in a coma. The ways in which the patriarch affected each person is deep and painful. I found the sections involving the wife to be quite compelling. The bargains she made with herself and the love/hate she felt for her husband were well portrayed. I appreciated the structure of the storytelling and I find the characters have stayed with me.

gradcat Nice review! I‘ve been considering this book—thanks! 2d
Suet624 @gradcat it seemed to get some mixed reviews. I hope you like it. It‘s a quick read. 2d
gradcat I‘ve noticed the mixed reviews, but I like yours, so I will try it (when I get a minute—sheesh!). ♥️ 2d
Suet624 @gradcat that‘s awfully nice of you to say 💕💕 2d
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Redwritinghood
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I like her writing a lot, but I‘m really not sure what her intent was with this book. Family members have to finally talk to each other when the father is dying. He was a horrible man and nobody is sad he‘s going. We follow each family member around and learn about their lives, but that‘s it. There are also some long sections on completely peripheral characters that seem to be there just for filler. 3⭐️

Alfoster Agreed! I really wanted to like it better too! 2w
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Few things bring me as much joy as a little bookshop decorated for the holidays ??⛄.

And of course I left with 3 books after claiming I was "JUST BROWSING" to my husband ....

julesG I'd say that is just browsing. You showed a lot of restraint. 😁 2w
jillrhudy Yes, “shopping” starts at 5 books. 2w
ravenlee But they followed me home! 2w
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Lauren.Archer
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This hurts me say this but this was so underwhelming, considering all the hype that has surrounded this book. I am an Attenberg fan, so of course I pre-ordered this book and was just about as excited as anybody, but what a miss.

Fo full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/26/all-this-could-be-yours-book-review/

Redwritinghood Agreed! Just finished it myself and was really disappointed in it. 2w
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merelybookish
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A not-so-nice patriarch lies dying in a New Orleans hospital forcing his family members to sort out their relationship to him and each other.
An easy, enjoyable and maybe somewhat forgettable read. This is the 3rd novel I've read this year that gives viewpoints of people met in passing: a main character tips a waitress and then the waitress tells her story and then isn't hear from again. Big Sky and Lady in the Lake were the others. A 2019 thing?

BarbaraBB That‘s an interesting observation about the 2019 thing. I haven‘t noticed yet. Stacking the book, of course #ToB 2w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Yes, read it for #tob. It's a good read but not mind blowing! 🙂 2w
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BooksForEmpathy
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Went and saw Jami Attenberg tonight. Loved it. I finished the audiobook earlier today and had a very good time reading it. It‘s juicy. It‘s fast-paced. It‘s about what a dysfunctional and very wealthy family does when the patriarch (an undeniably BAD man) is in a coma. One child asks, “Do you promise?”

Jami described the book as kaleidoscopic and I agree. Central characters exist, also cameos of others; every one has a place and feels explored.

Texreader Great review 3w
Cinfhen I really love her writing. She‘s a great observer of human nature. This is high up on my reading #WishList 🧡Also glad to see you back posting xx miss your salads 3w
Emilymdxn I really want to read this one! 3w
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Mdargusch
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Family dysfunctional dynamics at its finest. Attenberg crisply depicts her characters with raw realism. I love her writing style. It‘s interesting that this book takes place during the 24 hours after the family‘s patriarch is struck down by a heart attack. In that short time, each family member is well drawn out and many family questions are answered.

BarbaraBB Now that this one has been longlisted for the #ToB I want to read it soon too. Great review! 3w
TheBookStacker I just finished it and it might be my favorite book I‘ve read all year. 3w
Reviewsbylola I was afraid there would be too much sex for you! 2w
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Mdargusch I definitely wish she‘d tone her sex scenes down @Reviewsbylola 2w
Mdargusch Thanks! @BarbaraBB 😊 2w
Mdargusch It‘s a good one @TheBookStacker 👍🏼 2w
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Godpants
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I truly enjoy reading books about extremely dysfunctional families and this one is a whopper.

Mdargusch I just finished this and I did not expect that from Twyla. 😳 3w
Godpants @Mdargusch that Twyla storyline was 😱 3w
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Reviewsbylola
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Our morning of dance classes is over, so I‘m going to take some time with a fresh cup of coffee to finish Attenberg‘s latest. It‘s my favorite book of hers. I can‘t say enough of the deep character studies and raw, realistic portrayal of the good/bad binary.

And PSA. This maple latte creamer is amazing and I‘m obsessed with Aldi‘s maple vanilla whipped cream. I may or may not have had @HotdogZanzabaar buy 5 cans today. 😆

AlaMich That creamer sounds goood! And if you are a maple fan, maple Oreos don‘t suck either. 😋 3w
Reviewsbylola That‘s good to know! I often think most of their special flavors sound disgusting and then end up pleasantly surprised. Peeps Oreos, for example, are the absolute bomb! Who would have thought?! @AlaMich 3w
AlaMich @Reviewsbylola Peeps Oreos? Does it just taste like marshmallow creme? 3w
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Reviewsbylola Yes, marshmallow flavored cream with little sugar crystals in it! 😍 @alamich 3w
AlaMich Oooh! The crunchy sugar crystals are the best part of Peeps! 3w
emilyhaldi Youre so extra with your coffee 😆 but I may have to try that creamer... 3w
emilyhaldi And I need to borrow that book! 3w
Reviewsbylola It‘s so amazing. The book is fantastic too! @emilyhaldi 3w
Mdargusch Yum! 3w
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Reviewsbylola
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#bathandbook tonight.

After hearing Jami speak the other day, I had to get started on her new book right away.

For my bath, I‘m pumped about these new Dr Teals tea bath soaks. For about $5, you get three sachets. This one is lavender, with epsom salt, oats, and botanicals. They‘re not as strongly scented in the bath as I‘d prefer, but still worth it.

Insightsintobooks That sounds wonderful! Enjoy! 3w
Nute Tea bath soaks. What a cool idea?! 3w
emilyhaldi Sounds lovely!! I think I need the soak and the book 🥰 3w
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LeahBergen They sound lovely! 3w
saresmoore Ooh, I‘m gonna have to get some of those! I love Dr. Teal‘s. Where did you find them? 3w
Reviewsbylola I got them on Amazon! Typically the Dr Teals stuff is so marked up on there, so I buy it at Target, but these are the same price on Amazon as they are in stores (and I only know that from checking Target‘s website. I‘ve never actually seen them at the store!) @saresmoore 3w
saresmoore You‘re the best, thank you! ♥️ 3w
Mdargusch So cool. Did you like it? 2w
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Godpants
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Got a skip the line copy of this! Hope it‘s a good one.

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TheBookStacker
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This blanket is about as festive as I will get until after thanksgiving. I still have all my fall decorations up for now. Finally starting this book because I was feeling sad after leaving New Orleans this weekend, but it was a wonderful whirlwind wedding in my favorite city.

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Mdargusch
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I had a really great lunch today listening to author Jami Attenberg talk about her latest novel with @Reviewsbylola . I‘m looking forward to reading about family craziness that takes place in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.

Alfoster Yay! I just won a copy of this from Goodreads! Can‘t wait to read it too!👏👏👏 4w
LeahBergen Oh, how fun for you two! 4w
Mdargusch I‘m getting ready to start it today @Alfoster Congrats on winning a GR giveaway! 4w
Mdargusch It is nice that the granddaughters are in school all day @LeahBergen so @Reviewsbylola and I can play. 😁 4w
Reviewsbylola So much fun! 4w
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Reviewsbylola
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@Mdargusch and I got to go to a lovely luncheon with Jami Attenberg today! Her flight was delayed, so we thought she wouldn‘t make it, but luckily she made it at the end! It was a fantastic atmosphere, and one man at our table even drove three hours to be there because he loved All Grown Up so much! You can see him in one pic reading us a portion as we waited. 😄 Jami was so down to earth and inspiring. I can‘t wait to read her new novel after ⬇️

Reviewsbylola hearing her talk about it. She‘s lived in NOLA for two years and that is the setting for this book. She intended for the novel to start on what is now chapter six, but after Maria Semple (😮😮 part of her “reading group,” which also includes Lauren Geoff and Courtney Sullivan!!!) told her the story needed more background, she wrote what are now the first six chapters. She has an active dislike for the patriarch of the book Victor, and she even ⬇️ 4w
Reviewsbylola shared with us details of what she‘s working on next. (Spoiler alert, it‘s a NF essay collection! You may be extra interested @megabooks. It seems up your alley!) I‘m totally fan girling over here. 🥰 4w
LauraBeth Oohh - thanks for all of these details! This sounds like it was a fabulous time. She‘s very active on Twitter and fun to follow. I feel like I‘ve gotten to know all about her living in NOLA and her dog. 😀 4w
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Reviewsbylola I‘m not a twitterer but it was funny, once we heard she was late and may not make it, we all jumped on Twitter to see her status. She had tweeted an hour before that her plane still hadn‘t taken off and then gone radio silent so we assumed that meant she was in the air and that we had a chance. 😆 @LauraBeth 4w
Cinfhen So awesome!!! I love her books!!! A little jealous 😘 4w
Reviewsbylola She was awesome! I definitely recommend seeing her if the opportunity arises! @Cinfhen 4w
Mdargusch Such a great recap. 😊 4w
Megabooks Omg, that is so cool!!! I‘m dying to read her new book!! I plan on getting it for Christmas. I love All Grown Up and The Middlesteins!! So happy you had a good time!! 💙💙💙💙 4w
Megabooks Agree about Twitter @LauraBeth ! She‘s even tweeted me back 👍🏻 4w
LeahBergen How fun for you and Mom! 😘 4w
LeahBergen Oh, and I was just thinking about you a couple of hours ago. That Letters From Christopher author was on the Dr Oz show. 😆 4w
Reviewsbylola What?!? Is that CBS?? Must check it out!! @LeahBergen 4w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I‘m not a Dr Oz fan but he‘s started doing True Crime Tuesdays. 😆 4w
vivastory How fun! I loved Middlesteins & Saint Mazie! 4w
MicheleinPhilly Amazing! And so happy to “see” you both! You look smashing! @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 4w
Reggie As somebody who just turned 40 I really appreciated All Grown Up when I read it this past summer. 4w
Mdargusch The faces behind the names @MicheleinPhilly 🥴 4w
emilyhaldi So fun!!! Sad that I missed this 😩 but excited for her new book 😄 3w
Reviewsbylola I started it yesterday and I‘m really liking it. And of course it‘s super cool reading it after hearing Jami‘s insight. @emilyhaldi 3w
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Christine
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I liked this one. Not my favorite Attenberg, but a solid dysfunctional family saga, if that‘s what you‘re craving. (I did the audio but think I might have preferred the print?) I will say that the characters were really great - I felt invested in almost all of them, just wanted more story for more than a few of them.

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Jenken1998
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Whew. Those were some flawed messed up people. A brutish violent man and the consequences his actions have on him and his family. Even past death. It was riveting to watch their complicated family and relationships throughout their lives. Like The Maury Povich show but way darker! 5 stars for this one.

Rachel.Rencher This sounds really good! Have you read this one? It's along the same lines of family dysfunction... 1mo
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to read this one!! I love Jamie Attenberg 1mo
Jenken1998 @Rachel.Rencher yes. Domestic violence but not quite as detailed. 1mo
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Jenken1998
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Tonight's entertainment

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LauraBeth
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Megabooks I want to know how this book goes!! If you can ever get cutie to surrender it! 1mo
Soubhiville So handsome. But it seems he‘s holding your book hostage... 1mo
Mitch Ahhhh... cutie pie 1mo
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TNbookworm 😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😻❤️ 1mo
Balibee146 Gorgeous 🐈❤️ 1mo
Bette Perfect pic 🐱❤️👍 1mo
Hollie 😻😻😻 1mo
LauraJ That is one content cat! 1mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks 😹👍 I‘ve been looking forward to reading it! 1mo
LauraBeth @Soubhiville he‘s a handsome boy but definitely thinks books aren‘t for reading! 😹 1mo
LauraBeth @Mitch 😊😊 1mo
LauraBeth @Balibee146 awww - thanks! 😽 1mo
LauraBeth @Bette he‘s a ham! 😹 1mo
LauraBeth @hollie I‘ll try putting Christmas pjs on him and will let you know how it goes! 😹 1mo
LauraBeth @LauraJ SO content! 😹 1mo
Hollie @LauraBeth 😂 yes, please keep me posted! 1mo
kspenmoll Sweetie cat! 😻 1mo
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Valeka
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Got to see Jami Attenburg and Susan Choi at the #TexasBookFestival today!

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Lola
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First cup of coffee and first book of the weekend. And it just happens to be Readathon Weekend! I won‘t be able to get in 24 hours but every minute that isn‘t committed to something else (like my daughter‘s Homecoming festivities (school didn‘t get the memo that this is a bad weekend for me 🤣)) will be spent reading. Are you participating in @DeweysReadathon ?

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Skeebies05
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My book was a day late so I was having book- fomo. Now its here! It took soooo long to get here!

rather_be_reading heard this is a great one! 2mo
Skeebies05 @rather_be_reading I love Jami. I‘m hoping this one wrecks me like her last book. I want tears! 2mo
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Valeka
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Just got my copy today and looking forward to meeting Jami at The Texas Book Festival this weekend!

mrozzz 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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Valink
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I‘ve been looking forward to this!!! Hubby will be working OT this weekend, and I have Friday off, so I‘ll have three whole days home alone to read this.

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Liberty
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Y‘all know I read a lot of books. And I enjoy many of them. I really love several of them. And then there are a couple every year I want to rub against everyone‘s face until they read it. This is one of those books. 🧡

ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS is a searing indictment of familial obligation that asks just what we really owe each other. It examines the gray areas of life with all the sharp edges, and the decisions we make and are made for us.🧡🏆🧡

Cinfhen I 🧡Jamie Attenberg #Stacked 2mo
kbuggle Co-sign 2mo
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Liberty
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?IT‘S NEW BOOK DAY!? Here are some of the week‘s new books! There are several more out today that I am excited about, including Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok, Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti, Holding On To Nothing by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Ghoster by Jason Arnopp, Light It Up by Kekla Magoon, Supernova Era by Cixin Liu, and Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré. What are you excited to read? ?❤️

DGRachel I've been waiting for this one since I finished the first book of the quartet! 2mo
eri.reads And Dumpty....finally!! 😁 2mo
JaredThePoet Devils Due? Does it flow anywhere similar to Sherlock? 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess This could all be yours. 1mo
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kbuggle
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Book birthday for the new Jami Attenberg is coming up on Tuesday, and it‘s a good one!
Her characters are messy, authentic, and real.

Set in New Orleans, a family convenes while the patriarch, the definition of a very toxic man, is on his deathbed. Reflecting on their lives and intersecting relationships, the family dysfunction of past and present is sorted through with hope that they can move forward on the other side.

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Liberty
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Evening reading: I just sat down and read half of this and I LOVE it. I have to set it down for dinner (BORRRRRRING) but I can‘t wait to get back to the second half! It‘s so funny and smart and true.🧡 (Also, I will be very sad when these flowers are gone in a week. I wish they stayed all summer.) 🧡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💜💜 7mo
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Liberty
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So excited for this one!!! 🐈🧡🐈

mcipher Is that an offer to give away your adorable cats?! Because YES. 😆 7mo
LaraReads I am in LOVE! 😻😻 7mo
julesG Gosh, they are cute. 7mo
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