Picks and Pans Review: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

updated 06/02/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/02/2008 01:00AM

by Janelle Brown |

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REVIEWED BY BETH PERRY

FICTION

One morning in Silicon Valley, Janice Miller turns on CNBC to see her husband make millions as his company goes public. By lunch, he has run off with her best friend; soon Janice is buying crystal meth from the pool boy as one daughter starts sleeping around and the other incurs massive debt. All are pulled under by the heavy in-security that seeps in when life falls apart. But Brown's winning debut teaches a hopeful truth: Sometimes, just as you're starting to drown, things fall back into place.

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