Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (10-17-12)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Each week, you highlight an upcoming release that you are eagerly anticipating. This week, I'm looking forward to The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg (release date: October 23, 2012).


Synopsis (from BN.com): 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.

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


5 comments:

  1. That is a great pick! My WoW is one that's already been published in the US but not the UK: Waiting on Wednesday

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  2. That actually sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing it! :D

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one before so thank you for selecting it! I'm not sure that I will read it but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  4. I hadn't heard of this one before but it looks nice... I hope you like it when you get the chance to read it.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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