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All Adults Here - Emma Straub (37)

  • ASIN: ‎ B07YRVH8NN
  • Publisher: ‎ Riverhead Books (May 4 2020)
  • Kindle: ‎ 2704 KB
  • Print: ‎ 366 pages





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 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.


Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and Other People We Married. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Elle. Her work has been published in fifteen countries.



REVIEW:
I had an opportunity to get a Kindle copy cheap so I jumped on it. I've seen so many others read and review it and wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
For me, it was just okay.
It was a story with many stories in it because of the vast cast of characters. It was relatable at times. I appreciated that these people coud have been any one of my neighbors or friends. They felt like they had real problems at times. It's just that it felt like a cluster of a group of peoples' lives in a period of time and what happened in their every day lives. It wasn't anything magical fantastical though.
I still would like to read  her other stories. She has a flow to her writing that works for me. Just not so boring of a story would be great. I don't need to read about every day lives when I live it. I hope that make sense, 'cause it does to me.


2.5/5




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