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The Middlesteins: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Good Read

An excellent read because of the way the author developed the characters and told their stories in and out of the present tense. Each one was a real person, with good, bad, weak, and strong traits that wove a family tale. The eating disorder of Edie, the central chara...
An excellent read because of the way the author developed the characters and told their stories in and out of the present tense. Each one was a real person, with good, bad, weak, and strong traits that wove a family tale. The eating disorder of Edie, the central character, was facintating to read about, and i loved the Chinese chef.

posted by Anonymous on November 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Annonymous

Was kind of confusing! The book is onlyv 201 pages not worth the 12.99 you pay! I wish I had known this before I purchased it!

posted by 9779613 on October 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Interesting charachters.....

    With a unique storyline. Also loved reading about a non-Newyork middle aged Jewish community. Addresses the toll morbid obesity can take on a marriage and whether the pursuit of happiness is worth the cost.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Short, easy read

    Short book with great characters. Enjoyable vacation read.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Recommend

    Good read. Typical family drama with real-life issues. Would recommend this highly for book club discussion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Great

    I thought is was a pretty good read

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    It took me awhile to get into , especially with my phobia of fat

    It took me awhile to get into , especially with my phobia of fat people, but came to a new understanding of eating disorders and eventually developed compassion for Edie. I thank Attenberg for that and recommend The Middlesteins to friends and family.

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