The Middlesteins

By Jami Attenberg
(Platinum Readers Circle Series, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781611736243, 500pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2012 Indie Next List
“Just when you think you're done reading about dysfunctional American families, a novel like The Middlesteins comes along and blows you away. You will become deeply invested in the loves and longings of the eponymous, semi-chaotic Jewish clan from Chicago. There's Edie, the tough, fierce matriarch who can't stop eating; Richard, the husband who leaves her; and Robin and Benny, the adult children, distracted by troubles of their own. Attenberg proves that there is still much more left to say -- about family, heartache, and food -- and so many fresh and funny ways to say it.”
-- Elizabeth Sher, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC



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  1. Why can’t Edie divorce herself from her relationship with food? What makes her eat? When the story begins, her health is far gone. Do you think she could have learned to curb her appetite? If so, when?

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