The Middlesteins

A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2012
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Audio (6.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100035903
Released: Dec 01, 2012
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781619695399
Narrator/s: Molly Ringwald
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago: two children, a nice house in the Chicago suburbs, ample employment, generous friends. But now things are splintering apart-for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food-thinking about it, eating it-and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie. Benny, an easygoing, pot-smoking family man, just wants to smooth things over. And Rachelle-a whippet thin perfectionist-is intent on saving her mother-in-law's life, but this task proves even bigger than planning her twin children's spectacular b'nai mitzvah party. Through it all, they wonder: do Edie's devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too? With pitch-perfect prose, huge compassion, and sly humor, Jami Attenberg has given us an epic story of marriage, family, and obsession. The Middlesteins explores the hopes and heartbreaks of new and old love, the yearnings of Midwestern America, and our devastating, fascinating preoccupation with food.

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Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Narrator(s): Molly Ringwald
Product Number DD4522
Released: Jan 15, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781619695412
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Product Number EB00283054
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
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