The Middlesteins - Jami Attenberg

Just when you think you’re done reading about dysfunctional American families, a novel like The Middlesteins (Grand Central, $24.99) will come along and blow you away. Prepare to become deeply invested in the loves and longings of the eponymous, semi-chaotic Jewish clan from Chicago. With humor, warmth, and extraordinary compassion, Jami Attenberg introduces us to Edie, the tough, fierce matriarch who can’t stop eating; Richard, the husband who leaves her after forty years of marriage; and Robin and Benny, the adult children, distracted by troubles of their own. On every page, Attenberg proves there’s still a lot to say—about family, heartache, food—and so many fresh and funny ways to say it.

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ISBN: 9781455507207
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2013