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Vacationland

(2022)
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"As sophisticated and delicious as lobster bisque." -- Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeguards and The Jetsetters

Louisa has come to her parents’ house in Maine this summer with all three of her kids, a barely-written book, and a trunkful of resentment. Left behind in Brooklyn is her husband, who has promised that after this final round of fundraising at his startup he will once again pick up his share of the household responsibilities. Louisa is hoping that the crisp breeze off Penobscot Bay will blow away the irritation she is feeling with her life choices and replace it with enthusiasm for both her family and her work.

But all isn’t well in Maine. Louisa’s father, a retired judge and pillar of the community, is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Louisa’s mother is alternately pretending everything is fine and not pretending at all. And one of Louisa’s children happens upon a very confusing and heartfelt letter referring to something Louisa doesn’t think her father could possibly have done.

Louisa’s not the only one searching for something in Maine this summer. Kristie took the Greyhound bus from Pennsylvania with one small suitcase, $761, and a lot of baggage. She’s got a past she’s trying to outrun, a secret she’s trying to unpack, and a new boyfriend who’s so impossibly kind she can’t figure out what she did to deserve him. But she can’t keep her various lives from colliding forever.

As June turns to July turns to August, secrets will be unearthed, betrayals will come to light, and both Louisa and Kristie will ask themselves what they are owed and what they owe others. A delicious summer read and an exploration of family, responsibility, ambition and loss, Vacationland is Meg Mitchell Moore at her best.



Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"What a pleasure to open Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore and be invited for the summer to midcoast Maine. A novel full of rich, complex characters, deep blue-gray ocean views, and simmering secrets, Vacationland is as sophisticated and delicious as lobster bisque." - Amanda Eyre Ward


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June 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
ISBN: 0-06-302611-2 / 978-0-06-302611-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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June 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
ISBN: 0-06-324190-0 / 978-0-06-324190-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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June 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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June 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Vacationland: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: William Morrow
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