Facilitated by Fionna Nilsson
Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 PM
Book group participation is free. Advanced registration required by Weds. 8/12 to receive the Zoom session link.
The book is available at local and online booksellers and in hardcopy and electronic download formats.
Join the JCA book group for a virtual discussion of All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg, facilitated by Fionna Nilsson via Zoom.
“This is how you write a very good novel about a very bad man.” —New York Times
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, critically acclaimed best-selling author Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age. 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.)
Fionna Nilsson has been facilitating Book Groups through the Portland Public Library since August 2019. She and her family have been members of the JCA for close to four years and she is thrilled to be sharing her love of books and reading with this community.