Books and Bathrobes with Emma Straub
Books & Bathrobes With Emma Straub
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Literary Affairs invites you to an exclusive ONLINE Books and Bathrobes event with the New York Times bestselling author, and owner of the independent bookstore Books are Magic, Emma Straub about her novel All Adults Here. Join us on Zoom for a book club style conversation between Julie Robinson and Emma Straub followed by a Q & A.
Thursday, May 21
10:30am – 12pm
The safety and comfort of your own home.
Bathrobes or sweats encouraged.
$5 requested to help defray our costs.
Pre-order a signed copy of All Adults Here with a gift (while supplies last) from Emma Straub’s independent bookstore Books are Magic!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A warm, funny, and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family — as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes. From the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers…
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.