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Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg is the author of two previous novels and a collection of short stories and is being published in Britain for the first time. She has written for The New York Times, Salon, and numerous other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Marriage in the Suburbs
Jewish Book Week presented two witty novels of marriage in the suburbs: in London’s Hampstead Garden Suburb, childhood sweethearts Adam and Rachel are set for a life of domestic bliss. In Chicago, Edie, matriarch of the Middlesteins, is eating herself to death and her family can’t stop her. Francesca Segal discussed The Innocents with Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins. Positioned respectively at the start and end of a marriage, both these books look fondly at Jewish habits...