All Adults Here


      All Adults Here
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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • All Adults Here
  • Emma Straub
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 1594634696

10 thoughts on “ All Adults Here

  1. says:

    The book starts out with quirky, delightful characters 68 year old Astrid witnesses the accidental death of an acquaintance, decides life is short and its time to reveal her secrets to her adult children and right perceived wrongs The children, of course, all have problems and secrets of their own Who doesnt The writing is engaging with wonderful nuggets of wisdom, which I found myself frequently highlighting I love the theme that everyone is stumbling through life trying to get along as The book starts out with quirky, delightful characters 68 year old Astrid witnesses the accidental death of an acquaintance, decides life is short and it s time to reveal her secrets to her adult children and right perceived wrongs The children, of course, all have problems and secrets of their own Who doesn t The writing is engaging with wonderful nuggets of wisdom, which I found myself frequently highlighting I love the theme that everyone is stumbling through life trying to get along as best we can, sometimes getting it right, sometimes getting it wrong We are all worthy of forgiveness, acceptance and love Unfortunately, the author has a kitchen sink approach to the story and throws in every single hot button social issue she can think of abuse, bullying, online pedophilia, lesbianism, gender identity, bisexuality, transgender, adultery, artificial insemination, etc, etc The ...

  2. says:

    It seems that many authors believe in theis better philosophy in writing books these days They cram every bit of what s in vogue into their stories and oftentimes all these topics overwhelm the book Such was the case with this book.While I did enjoy the first half of the story, the second half seemed to be belabored with paragraphs that went on and on, and repetition that bogged down the telling There was really no plot at all, just a plethora of people experiencing a lot of angst.All It seems that many authors believe in theis better philosophy in writing b...

  3. says:

    Review to be published shortly before publication on 9th July

  4. says:

    This was entertaining, though there was definitely zero plot I mean, maybe a minuscule plot Hard to find Need a magnifying glass I think it s a big of a set piece A truly enjoyable one, though I will have NO trouble at all handing this t...

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book It might be my favorite Emma Straub The relationships and the character development was so well written This author has a great writing style and makes her books very interesting reads This book comes out on May 5 so be ready to purchase

  6. says:

    If you re having Gil Girls withdrawals but wish the show wereprogressive, then you ll love Emma Straub s latest The Strick family is all around unlikable at first read, but each character becomesandendearing as the book progresses ...

  7. says:

    i received an arc of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review i just want to say first and foremost that this book was so beautiful people are so fascinating to me and i love getting to know them this novel was perfect for me in that it was a careful examination of the intricate web that encompasses family relationships I havent always like reading about family relations...

  8. says:

    Emma Straub does it again She is adept at introducing us to a flawed yet lovable cast of characters as they learn to navigate aging and family dynamics 4.5 stars.

  9. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Astrid Strick is her sixties As she looks back on her life, she regrets some of her decisions and some her interactions with her children She is also ready to live life on her own terms and be who she really is While the message is empowering, thethan 12 key characters and a boat load of issues death, grudges, Internet predators, bullying, homosexuality, transgender, infidelity, gentrification, career Thanks to Netgalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Astrid Strick is her sixties As she looks back on her life, she regrets some of her decisions and some her interactions with her children She is also ready to live life on her own terms and be who she really is While the message is empowering, thethan 12 key characters and a boat load of issues death, grudges, Internet predators, bullying, homosexuality, transgender, infidelity, ge...

  10. says:

    The best of Emma Straub by far

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