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The Middlesteins

(2012)
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For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. 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 easy-going, 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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"The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages, but it wasn't until its final pages that I fully appreciated the range of Attenberg's sympathy and the artistry of her storytelling." - Jonathan Franzen


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January 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Middlesteins
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-61173-624-2 / 978-1-61173-624-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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October 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-0721-0 / 978-1-4555-0721-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Middlesteins
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-84668-935-X / 978-1-84668-935-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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July 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-4777-8 / 978-1-4555-4777-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-0720-2 / 978-1-4555-0720-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Middlesteins
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-84668-932-5 / 978-1-84668-932-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Middlesteins
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-61969-538-3 / 978-1-61969-538-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Middlesteins
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Middlesteins: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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