The Vacationers - Emma Straub

The Vacationers

By Emma Straub

  • Release Date: 2014-05-29
  • Genre: Family
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 703 Ratings

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Description

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)

An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.

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: over 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 story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Reviews

  • The vacationers

    4
    By Bernlovestolearn
    Easy summer reading as the title implies. Takes you to different personalities that every family has. Shows how the mama still is glue that pulls it together. Marriages and families need love and forgiveness to keep on going!
  • Boring

    2
    By A Disgusted Skillet Fan
    Weak story and characters.
  • The vacationers

    1
    By Sfb009
    Horribly boring
  • Predictable

    2
    By Tree
    The descriptive aspect of this book was good- but it was predictable . A cheating husband-and the wife was too forgiving- the favorite part of this book was the gay couple! Book was predictable- sometimes amusing.
  • Good summer read

    4
    By CBC81
    A good summer read albeit a predictable ending. I sort of want to know what happened to Carmen!
  • Dreadful

    2
    By Mrkydoodle
    Boring people behaving out of character to achieve a convenient ending.