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The Vacationers

By Emma Straub

"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 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.


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Publish Date

2014

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9781594631573


Format: Book
Author: Straub, Emma
Summary: Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
Title: The vacationers / Emma Straub.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Subject: Young women -- Fiction. Family vacations -- Fiction. Majorca (Spain) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781594631573 1594631573 1594631573 9781594631573
Current Holds: 16
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 40
Call Number: F Straub
Oclc: 859253148
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Bib Id: 536717

Format: Book
Author: Straub, Emma.
Summary: Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
Title: The vacationers / Emma Straub.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Young women -- Fiction.
Subjects: Family vacations -- Fiction.
Subjects: Majorca (Spain) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013037110
ISBN: 9781594631573
ISBN: 1594631573
ISBN: 1594631573
ISBN: 9781594631573
Requests: 16
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 40
Call Number: F Straub