Thorndike Press

The Vacationers

  • Emma Straub
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  • ISBN-10: 1594138427
  • ISBN-13: 9781594138423
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .76 lbs ( .35 kgs)
  • 372 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2015

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For the Posts‚ a two-week trip to the island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: it's Franny and Jim's thirty-fifth anniversary‚ and their daughter has graduated from high school. The sunlit island also promises an escape from the tensions simmering at home. But all does not go according to plan: secrets come to light‚ old and new humiliations are experienced‚ childhood rivalries resurface‚ and ancient wounds are exacerbated.


Customer Reviews

"Sharply observed and funny, Straub's domestic-drama-goes-abroad is a delightful study of the complexities of family and love, and the many distractions from both."

— Booklist (starred)

"A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Those who love novels featuring sly humor, sun-drenched islands, and family drama will fall fast and hard for this one. A nearly perfect read, beach or otherwise."

— O, The Oprah Magazine