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Jami Attenberg: The Middlesteins

(Fiction, 288 pp. 2012)

After thirty years of marriage in the suburbs of Chicago, Richard Middlestein leaves his wife, Edie, as she awaits surgery to address complications of her excessive eating. It is up to their adult children to attend to the crisis, but nobody is up to the challenge.   

  • Review: Kirkus, April 29, 2012
  • Review by Susannah Meadows, New York Times, October 24, 2012
  • Review by Maureen Corrigan, NPR, November 20, 2012
  • Review by Ron Charles, Washington Post, October 23, 2012
  • Review by Adam Kirsch, Tablet, October 17, 2012
  • Teddy Wayne interviews Jami Attenberg, Huffington Post, October 22, 2012
  • Video: “Making Pickles with Jami Attenberg and Jeffrey Yoskowitz” (6 min.)