Wednesday, June 6, 2012
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Middlesteins
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
By Jami Attenberg
Publication Date: October 23
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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That sounds really intense and sad. Lots of drama. Thanks for hosting!
Oooh! That sounds right up my alley!
You find such wonderful books! I will have to give this one a try.
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.
oh, this one sounds interesting and full of drama! great pick. may have to pick it up when it releases. :)
Sounds like a book with many levels and depths to family and friendship. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. =]
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It sounds like a great book with drama and feelings. (:
Aleksandra and her WoW
This sounds like a good read. Drama-rama city! ;)
Seems interesting! Obsession with food huh... I wonder how others will be able to help.
I'm gonna add this one to my TBR pile. Thx for this.
Well, that's an interesting novel you've picked. And like usual I haven't heard of it before...
What a great choice! This is my first time participating in WoW. Thanks so much for hosting such a great feature!
I want books with revenge! Very interesting! Err...I'm new with this meme by the way *scratches head*
This isn't usually my type of book, although the premise seems intriguing and complicated... maybe I'll check it out at some point!
Sounds pretty intense.. Great choice :)
Happy Reading :)
Oooh Drama. Seems interesting. Good pick!
That one sounds interesting, but possibly sad too. I'm not sure I could read that one.
This is my first time joining in on Waiting on Wednesday! Thanks for hosting!
I agree it sounds interesting but I don't know if it's my type
of book- too sad. :)
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! :)
This one sounds like it touches on some important issues...thanks!
This sounds like an interesting book. Not my type of read, but still sounds fantastic.
First time seeing this and it's going straight onto my reading list!!
Okay, I absolutely love the cover of this one! So original. :)
I never heard of this one ! Definitely sounds interesting tho! Its my first time participitating in this meme, but it's awesome :-D
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.
This sounds like a really interesting book! I've never heard of it before.
That sounds like it would an interesting book. Full of intense drama. My kinda book..
Jenea @ Books Live Forever
Looks like a great pick! I hope u enjoy it when it comes out. Happy Wednesday!
I love Midwestern family sagas, so that plus the inventive cover have convinced me I want to read this one!
Interesting pick. Definitely a move away from the heavy paranormal fare.
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
Wow this one sounds like it could be heartbreaking... great pick!
This one looks great, thanks for introducing it to me!
Sounds like a sad read ;_; Definitely the opposite end of the spectrum of the paranormal novels taking over the market!
I have just posted my 1st ever WoW, :) xx
I don't know if I'd normally pick this one up, but it does sound interesting!
Thanks for hosting this meme! I just made my first ever WoW post. :)
Great idea! Can't wait to let everyone see what my Waiting on Wednesday's are! God. I hate spelling that word... lol.
Sounds interesting :) You can find my WoW here:
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