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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wonderful Win: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau/Random House

I won this book at Bookworm With a View. It is for her Summer Reading Series and we will be discussing it on July 14th. This will be my first time taking part in a discussion like this and I am really looking forward to it. You should go check out her blog as she has lots of neat stuff going on!

About the book: When Paul Miller’s pharmaceutical company goes public, making his family IPO millionaires, his wife, Janice, is sure this is the windfall she’s been waiting for—until she learns that her husband is leaving her and has cut her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile, 400 miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers’ daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an investor who promised to revive her irreverent postfeminist magazine, Snatch. Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by creditors, she flees for home, where her confused and lonesome teenage sister, Lizzie, is struggling with problems of her own: She’s become the school slut.

Holed up in their Georgian colonial bunker, the Miller women wage battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, drug-dealing pool boys, country club ladies, evangelical neighbors, and nasty social climbers—and in the process all illusions and artifice fall away and they must reckon with something far scarier and more consequential: their true selves.

About the author: Janelle Brown is a freelance journalist who writes for the New York Times, Vogue, Wired, Elle, and Self, among other publications, and was formerly a senior writer for Salon. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
Publisher/Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau, May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-52402-5
448 pages


Anonymous said...

Well the cover of that book sure looks appealing!

Anonymous said...

I read this for one of my book clubs, before I started blogging.

I liked it quite a bit, but that wasn't universal. It did make for good discussion, and I'm looking forward to taking part in the on-line conversation this summer.

Tea said...

I can't imagine my husband dumping me especially after we've gotten rich. That would make me so darn angry. I bet it's a good book.

Angie said...

How fun, there's nothing like a free book. I hope it turns out to be an interesting one.

By the way, thanks for visiting my blog (and sorry that it's taken me two months to get around to saying that).

Webster Twelb said...

the cover looks delicious :P

Sue W. said...

I certainly like the "taste" of that cover. That makes me want to have the book even before knowing what it is all about.



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