If you only read one Jeffrey Eugenides' book . . . make it Middlesex
. I fear that Mr. Eugenides suffers from comparisons to his own work. While this book was well-written, it really didn't have the heft of his Pulitzer winning novel. Additionally, setting it in the 80s seemed just a way to make retro references. If the author was attempting to use that historical period for another reason besides allowing one character to work with Mother Theresa, it slipped by me.