L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction

The Midds is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction! Other nominees include Michael Chabon, Ben Fountain, Lauren Groff and Lydia Millet. Here’s the full list of nominees in all categories. Congrats to everyone!

New Reading Group Guide Questions

Looking for discussion questions about The Middlesteins for your book club? Download this reading group guide.

NYTBR review of The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins is on the cover of The New York Times Book Review! Julie Orringer gives it a lovely review. Read it!

All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Washington Post, NY Times Bestseller List and more

The Midds, which debuted as #25 on The New York Times bestseller list, has received some truly lovely and amazing reviews in the past month, including Meg Wolitzer on All Things Considered, Maureen Corrigan on Fresh Air, and Ron Charles in The Washington Post, not to mention Adam Kirsch in Tablet/The New Republic and so much more. Someday the press section will be updated completely, but today is not that day. Today we just give thanks for friends and family, readers and thinkers, and also, finally, pickles.

Amazing O Magazine Review and Book Sale

O Magazine gave a gorgeous review to The Midds, and said it had an, “expansive heart and sly wit.” In more wonderful news, Jami has sold her next book, SAINT MAZIE, on proposal to Grand Central again. Read more about that here.

Indie Next + Great Lakes Great Books

The November Indie Next List is out, and The Midds is on it, along with many other wonderful books. Also the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association has selected The Midds as their Great Lakes Great Reads fall fiction pick!

CBS This Morning, People’s Fall Hot List, and Marie Claire, oh my!

“Sleeper hit of the fall,” said Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson on “CBS This Morning.” People also put it on its “Fall Hot List” and Marie Claire had nice things to say about THE MIDDLESTEINS, too. Exciting! Find out more in the press section.

Booklist, Flavorpill, Kirkus and more

Booklist gave The Midds a starred review! They said it was, “”Kinetic with hilarity and anguish, romance and fury…” And thanks to both Flavorpill and Kirkus for putting The Midds on their Fall Preview pick lists, with Flavorpill calling it, “Sloppy and wonderful.”

Amazon’s Big Fall Book Preview 2012

The Middlesteins tops Amazon’s Big Fall Book Preview 2012! Editorial Director Sara Nelson says, “The Royal Tenenbaums as written by Jennifer Weiner? Sounds irresistible.” Cheers Amazon!

Starred PW Review

Publishers Weekly selected The Middlesteins as their “Pick of the Week” and also gave it a starred review, calling it a, “wonderfully messy and layered family portrait.” Download the review here. Thanks P-Dubs!