The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

The Middlesteins book cover

Edie Middlestein is fiery, passionate and obsessed with food — but it’s a love affair that’s killing her. And just when she needs him most, her husband, Richard, walks out on her. Now, the couple’s moody daughter, laid-back son, perfectionist daughter-in-law and idolized grandchildren must band together to keep Edie away from food — and alive. Jami Attenberg transitions seamlessly between her characters’ points of view to create a heartwarming yet humorous story about relationships, choices and loss.

The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg, $28.