All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

By Janelle Brown
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410411419, 611pp.)

Publication Date: December 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc

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Exhilarating, addictive, and superbly accomplished, this novel that portrays a world that epitomizes everything wrong with the American Dream is an original, utterly modern addition to the genre of suburban fiction.

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  1. Discuss the epigraph by J.M. Barrie and its meaning in the novel. How are the notions of failure, success, and personal fulfillment examined in the book and are they complicated by the expectations of family, culture, and society?

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