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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2014: Here's the funny thing about family: there's no one you love more than your relatives, and yet they're also the people who push your buttons the most. Emma Straub has captured this dilemma in her pitch-perfect second novel The Vacationers. The Post family’s vacation to the Balearic island of Mallorca is one fraught with jealousy and quiet secrets. It's an anniversary for parents Franny and Jim, who are making amends for some rocky marital misgivings; their son Bobby and his much-maligned older girlfriend Carmen have a financial favor to ask; and high school-age daughter Sylvia has made it her mission to lose her virginity to her Spanish tutor. The novel is warm--not just for the sunny beaches that surround Mallorca, but for the compassion and humor that Straub imbues in her characters. The Vacationers is a summer read for sure, but you'd be hard pressed to find a smarter one. --Kevin Nguyen
I think this book had a lot of potential but it never actually pulled me in. I never felt a connection to any of the characters. Read morePublished 2 days ago by tinyavenger
Really bad. Superficial. Trite. One of the worse books I read in a very long time. Sorry I bought it.Published 12 days ago by Audrone Pianka
Entertaining read that didn't delve into the characters as much as I'd have liked. I would have preferred some more complexity.Published 12 days ago by EmeraldShadow
I did not like this book. The disclaimer is, I didn't finish it. Seventy pages in, I couldn't take it anymore. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Steven P. Hoffman