Author: Jami Attenburg
Published: 2012 by Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hachette Book Group
Read: January 2016
Why it made it to the top of the pile: I picked this one up while on holiday last October, knowing nothing about it but what was on the cover description. Finally got around to finishing it.
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
Full Disclosure: Purchased
Trivia Tidbit: Attenburg's bike was stolen in New York and she managed to get it back the next day. She blogs about it - proudly - here.
The book is described on the cover as 'an epic story of marriage, family, and obsession'. While I disagree with 'epic' I agree with the rest. In the style of Olive Kitteridge, The Middlesteins examines in detail the life of a woman and those around her in a series of intimate stories that gain far greater meaning when understood as a whole.