By: Attenberg, Jami

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Book Condition: Very Good

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid fam ily 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 wit h food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't ha ve much longer to live. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take con trol. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pa y for leaving Edie. Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family man, just want s to smooth things over. And Rachelle-- a whippet thin perfectionist-- is i ntent 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 al one, 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.


Author Name: Attenberg, Jami

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing: 2012

ISBN Number: 1455507202

ISBN Number 13: 9781455507207

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047904