Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: The Vacationers by: Emma Straub

The VacationersThe Vacationers by Emma Straub
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Getting your family and best friends together under one roof in another country two weeks for a vacation looked like a good idea on paper for Franny Post. That was before her husband, Jim, lost his job for sleeping with an intern a few years older than their daughter. They are not the only ones coming with baggage that can't be checked - Sylvia, their daughter, is depressed and has made some serious mistakes of late; son, Bobby, is bringing his older long term girlfriend, Carmen, for a serious request of his parents that he found himself in trouble with; closest friends, Charlie and Lawrence, despite a bump in their marriage have filed for adoption wonder if they are all in.
When alone in another country, family is the one thing you can't escape, no matter how hard you want and the problems you can't vacation away.
Filled with a bite of humor, real situations, and wonderful characters - this is a great beach read to escape into.

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