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Online Book Club: All This Could Be Yours / Attenberg
May 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The IPL Book Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month, January – October.
Currently, we are meeting online through Zoom meetings. To attend, send an email to Michelle at Librarian@IrondaleLibrary.org, or message us through Facebook. We will send you an invitation to the Zoom Meeting along with instructions for Zoom.
About the Book:
‘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. As Barbra fends off Alex’s unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex’s brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary’s wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As each family member grapples with Victor’s history, they must figure out a way to move forward — with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children.” — From publisher’s description.