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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
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?
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
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Life change events
  • Families
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050206764
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
303 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736243
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
System control number
(OCoLC)809926219
Label
The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg
Publication
Control code
000050206764
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
303 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611736243
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
System control number
(OCoLC)809926219

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