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LOCAL>> Joy Lanzendorfer – Right Back Where We Started From

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May 06 2021
LOCAL>> Joy Lanzendorfer – Right Back Where We Started From

Writer discusses her debut novel about three generations of California women

Featured Book: Right Back Where We Started From

If misfortune hadn’t gotten in the way, Sandra Sanborn would be where she belongs–among the rich and privileged instead of standing outside a Hollywood studio wearing a sandwich board in the hope of someone discovering her.

It’s tough breaking into the movies during the Great Depression, but Sandra knows that she’s destined for greatness. After all, her grandmother Vira crossed the country during the Gold Rush and established the Sanborns as one of San Francisco’s most prominent families, and her mother Mabel grew up in a lavish mansion and married into an agricultural empire.

Success, Sandra feels, is in her blood. She just needs a chance to prove it.

In between failed auditions, Sandra receives a letter from a man claiming to be her father, which calls into question everything she believes about her family–and herself. As she tries to climb the social ladder, family secrets lurk in the background, pulling her down.

Until Sandra confronts the truth about how Vira and Mabel gained and lost their fortunes, she will always end up right back where she started from.

Right Back Where We Started From is a sweeping, multigenerational work of fiction that explores the lust for ambition that entered into the American consciousness during the Gold Rush and how it affected our nation’s ideas of success, failure, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a meticulously layered saga–at once historically rich, romantic, and suspenseful–about three determined and completely unforgettable women.

 

Joy Lanzendorfer is a writer whose nonfiction has been in The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, The Washington Post, Ploughshares, Alta, The Poetry Foundation, Smithsonian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Longreads, and many others. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Guardian, Hotel Amerika, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Maine Review, Raritan, The LA Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, Superstition Review, and others. Right Back Where We Started From is her first novel.

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