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One Book | One Community 2013 Subject Guide

One Book | One Community 2013 Subject Guide

Spertus is again pleased to spearhead One Book | One Community, the Chicago Jewish Community's Jewish Book Month community initiative. This year's pick, Jami Attenberg's aclaimed The Middlesteinsis a  story of marriage, family, and obsessions, set in suburban Chicago, right in our own backyard! 

"A sharp-tongued, sweet-natured 
masterpiece of Jewish family life." 
—Starred Kirkus Review

"A smart novel that tackles big issues." 
—Chicago Tribune 

"So readable, it's practically edible." 
—NPR's All Things Considered 

An Amazon Book of the Month

The Middlesteins (which is on sale at the Spertus Shop and will be for sale at all One Book | One Community events) is currently available in paperback, hardcover and e-book versions. 

Jami Attenberg has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, and more. Her debut collection of stories, Instant Love, was published in 2006. She is also the author of the novels The Kept Man andThe Melting Season.  Her third novel, The Middlesteins, was published in October 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. It appeared on The New York Times bestseller list and will be published in England, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, France, Turkey, and the Netherlands this year. She grew up in Buffalo Grove and lives in Brooklyn.

Stayed tuned for program details, to be announced in July!

One Book | One Community

In conjunction with Jewish Book Month, Spertus will be presenting a series of activities in locations across the Chicago region, all related to a single book. This year’s selection is The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg and is available in the Spertus Shop.


JUF News is proud to be the media sponsor for One Book for Chicago’s Jewish Community programs.

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