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Publisher Comments:

A smart, comic page-turner about a Silicon Valley family in free fall over the course of one eventful summer.

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 years for — until she learns, via messengered letter, that her husband is divorcing her (for her tennis partner!) and cutting her out of the new fortune. Meanwhile, four hundred miles south in Los Angeles, the Millers’ older daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her newly famous actor boyfriend and left in the lurch by an investor who promised to revive her fledgling post-feminist magazine, Snatch. Sliding toward bankruptcy and dogged by creditors, she flees for home where her younger sister Lizzie, 14, is struggling with problems of her own. Formerly chubby, Lizzie has been enjoying her newfound popularity until some bathroom graffiti alerts her to the fact that she’s become the school slut.

The three Miller women retreat behind the walls of their Georgian colonial to wage battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, drug-dealing pool boys, mean girls, country club ladies, evangelical neighbors, their own demons, and each other, and in the process they become achingly sympathetic characters we can’t help but root for, even as the world they live in epitomizes everything wrong with the American Dream. Exhilarating, addictive, and superbly accomplished, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything crackles with energy and intelligence and marks the debut of a knowing and very funny novelist, wise beyond her years.

Synopsis:

Over the course of an eventful summer, the three Miller women--Janice, abandoned by her wealthy husband for her tennis partner; daughter Margaret, facing bankruptcy; and teenage daughter Lizzie, dealing with the loss of her reputation--do battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, country-club snobs, their own demons, and one another. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.

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 in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385526890
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Author:
Janelle Brown
Author:
Janelle Brown
Subject:
Fiction : Sagas
Subject:
Fiction : Family Life
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080527
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
401

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"Synopsis" by , Over the course of an eventful summer, the three Miller women--Janice, abandoned by her wealthy husband for her tennis partner; daughter Margaret, facing bankruptcy; and teenage daughter Lizzie, dealing with the loss of her reputation--do battle with divorce lawyers, debt collectors, country-club snobs, their own demons, and one another. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.
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