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The Resource The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg

The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg

Label
The Middlesteins
Title
The Middlesteins
Statement of responsibility
Jami Attenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to take control of their mother's food obsession and massive weight gain to save her life after their father walks out and leaves her reeling in the Chicago suburbs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10141141
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Attenberg, Jami
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.T784
LC item number
M53 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Life change events
  • Middle West
  • Jewish families
  • Eating disorders
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Jewish
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20603275
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
273 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781455507214
Lccn
2011025990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20603275
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
273 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781455507214
Lccn
2011025990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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