When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she d been to her three, now grown children But to what consequence Astrid s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long ago lapses were the ones that mattered Who decides which apologies really count It might be that only Astrid s thirteen year old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.In All Adults Here, Emma Straub s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not. Read All Adults Here Author Emma Straub – tbjewellers.co.uk
Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married Straub s work has been published in twenty countries, and she and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
- 368 pages
- All Adults Here
- Emma Straub
- 03 September 2018 Emma Straub