The Vacationers

Emma Straub

05 June 2014
304 pages



Two weeks in a remote island villa with America's most dysfunctional family - what could possibly go wrong?

It was set to be the family vacation of a lifetime.

From Manhattan to Majorca, two weeks in a remote island villa, with the sort of relaxation, culture and cuisine that only Europe can offer. At least, that was Franny's plan. She wasn't counting on the extra baggage . . .

Warm, wry and glowing with life, The Vacationers is a glorious novel of marriage, friendship, secrets, lies - and love.

I loved Emma Straub's The Vacationers; funny, poignant and beautifully observed.
I would read anything Emma Straub writes. She's a natural talent and a gorgeous and witty storyteller. The characters will linger with me long into the future.
Charming and absorbing, this is a novel that demands to be read in long, satisfying gulps.