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Modern Lovers

(2016)
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“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in. 

Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring.

Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed.

Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"It's the beautifully drawn, vibrant characters that make this smart, compelling novel so irresistible." - Liane Moriarty


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June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Modern Lovers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 0-7181-8148-4 / 978-0-7181-8148-2 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Modern Lovers
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ISBN: 1-59463-467-X / 978-1-59463-467-3 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Modern Lovers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-4059-2156-0 / 978-1-4059-2156-5 (UK edition)
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Title: Modern Lovers
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Modern Lovers
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ISBN: 0-7352-1937-0 / 978-0-7352-1937-3 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Modern Lovers
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ISBN: 1-4059-2157-9 / 978-1-4059-2157-2 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Modern Lovers (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 0-7352-0816-6 / 978-0-7352-0816-2 (USA edition)
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: Modern Lovers Exp
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 0-7352-1144-2 / 978-0-7352-1144-5 (USA edition)
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Modern Lovers
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Title: Modern Lovers
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Title: Modern Lovers
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Modern Lovers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 0-451-48495-9 / 978-0-451-48495-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Modern Lovers
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Modern Lovers
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June 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Modern Lovers
Author(s): Emma Straub
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Title: Modern Lovers
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