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Other People We Married

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The beloved debut story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.

In Other People We Married, Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In "Some People Must Really Fall in Love," an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in "A Map of Modern Palm Springs." In "Puttanesca," two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Other People We Married is a revelation." - Lorrie Moore


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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Other People We Married
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-59448-606-9 / 978-1-59448-606-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Other People We Married
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February 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Other People We Married
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-61120-560-3 / 978-1-61120-560-2 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Other People We Married
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-61120-564-6 / 978-1-61120-564-0 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Other People We Married
Author(s): Emma Straub
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