Author Archives: Ariela Freedman

Graphic novelist and Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin’s son wants her to help him get European citizenship from Hungary so he can move to Germany and be with his girlfriend. What to do?

Ariela Freedman reviews Jami Attenberg’s novel The Middlesteins. “How could she not feed her daughter?” This is the question that sets the tone for five year-old Edie’s epic story of love, family and…eating oneself to death.