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The Vacationers (Paperback) by Emma Straub

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The delicious, New York Times?bestselling book of the summer: an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family?s Mediterranean holiday.

For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: Oover the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying tale of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.
Number of Pages: 292.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Author: Emma Straub
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2015
TCIN: 17110475
UPC: 9781594633881
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5566

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Sarah2 years ago
I read this book for a book club and all ten of the women in attendance agreed this book was HORRIBLE. All of the characters are so shallow and emotionally vacant that it was like pulling teeth to care about any of them or where the story line took them. Very disappointing read.  see moreof Sarah's review
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