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The Vacationers

(2014)
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"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)

An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.

For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"I loved Emma Straub's The Vacationers; funny, poignant and beautifully observed." - Jojo Moyes

"Witty, big-hearted, and packed with wisdom.. a breezy read that sneaks in its emotional wallops and leaves you smiling for days." - Maria Semple

"Charming and absorbing, this is a novel that demands to be read in long, satisfying gulps." - Maggie Shipstead


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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vacationers (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-4104-7234-5 / 978-1-4104-7234-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vacationers: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-59463-157-3 / 978-1-59463-157-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-59413-842-7 / 978-1-59413-842-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vacationers: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-59463-388-6 / 978-1-59463-388-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-4472-6285-9 / 978-1-4472-6285-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 0-525-49211-9 / 978-0-525-49211-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Vacationers: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Straub
ISBN: 1-61176-395-9 / 978-1-61176-395-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vacationers
Author(s): Emma Straub
Publisher: Picador
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May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vacationers: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Straub
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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