Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Middlesteins

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The Middlesteins
By Jami Attenberg
Publication Date: October 23

From Amazon:

For more than 30 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?



What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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42 comments:

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

That sounds really intense and sad. Lots of drama. Thanks for hosting!

Melissa Dawn said...

Oooh! That sounds right up my alley!

FABR Steph said...

You find such wonderful books! I will have to give this one a try.

TheBookSlayer said...

Although not the type of book I'd normally pick up, The Middlesteins' premise does sound interesting. It looks like it'll be a very emotional ride.

kimba88 said...

This sounds interesting!

ashelynn hetland said...

oh, this one sounds interesting and full of drama! great pick. may have to pick it up when it releases. :)

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Sounds like a book with many levels and depths to family and friendship. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. =]
-Michael
The Bookshelf Review.

Aleksandra Dee said...

It sounds like a great book with drama and feelings. (:

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Book me! said...

This sounds like a good read. Drama-rama city! ;)

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Happy Wednesday!

Michelle Chew said...

Seems interesting! Obsession with food huh... I wonder how others will be able to help.

Michelle

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

I'm gonna add this one to my TBR pile. Thx for this.

Vanya D. said...

Well, that's an interesting novel you've picked. And like usual I haven't heard of it before...

Cheles Bells said...

What a great choice! This is my first time participating in WoW. Thanks so much for hosting such a great feature!

Johanna said...

I want books with revenge! Very interesting! Err...I'm new with this meme by the way *scratches head*

Madisonnnn ^__^ said...

This isn't usually my type of book, although the premise seems intriguing and complicated... maybe I'll check it out at some point!

Keely Mahaffey said...

Sounds pretty intense.. Great choice :)

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Happy Reading :)

Becky said...

Oooh Drama. Seems interesting. Good pick!

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Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

That one sounds interesting, but possibly sad too. I'm not sure I could read that one.

Lauren said...

This is my first time joining in on Waiting on Wednesday! Thanks for hosting!

booktasty said...

I agree it sounds interesting but I don't know if it's my type
of book- too sad. :)

Neyra said...

Great pick this week! I hadn't heard of this book, but it seems interesting. Though I'll admit it's not my go to genre. I hope you have a great Wednesday! :)

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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds like it touches on some important issues...thanks!

Amy said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Not my type of read, but still sounds fantastic.

Tiffany Drew said...

First time seeing this and it's going straight onto my reading list!!

Cherie Reich said...

Okay, I absolutely love the cover of this one! So original. :)

Cass said...

I never heard of this one ! Definitely sounds interesting tho! Its my first time participitating in this meme, but it's awesome :-D

Gina @ My Precious said...

Even though the books you can't wait for are diiferent than mine I still very much enjoy this meme. Thank you for taking the time to host OT on your blog each week.

Maria said...

This sounds like a really interesting book! I've never heard of it before.

Jenea Whittington said...

That sounds like it would an interesting book. Full of intense drama. My kinda book..

Jenea @ Books Live Forever
http://booksliveforever.com/?p=1406

Joy said...

Looks like a great pick! I hope u enjoy it when it comes out. Happy Wednesday!

nomadreader said...

I love Midwestern family sagas, so that plus the inventive cover have convinced me I want to read this one!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Interesting pick. Definitely a move away from the heavy paranormal fare.

Katie Gianelli said...

This book sounds perfect! I sent the link to my post, hopefully someone finds it interesting as well. Can't wait for the release of The Middlesteins

Ann @ Tea And Text said...

Wow this one sounds like it could be heartbreaking... great pick!

Hollie said...

This one looks great, thanks for introducing it to me!

The Lost Lola said...

Sounds like a sad read ;_; Definitely the opposite end of the spectrum of the paranormal novels taking over the market!

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Beckie said...

I have just posted my 1st ever WoW, :) xx

Mel said...

I don't know if I'd normally pick this one up, but it does sound interesting!

ahandfulofconfetti said...

Thanks for hosting this meme! I just made my first ever WoW post. :)

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Lex said...

Great idea! Can't wait to let everyone see what my Waiting on Wednesday's are! God. I hate spelling that word... lol.

BookSmartie said...

Sounds interesting :) You can find my WoW here:
http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/06/waiting-on-cold-fury.html