All Adults Here

All Adults Here

eBook - 2020
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"A warm, funny and keenly perceptive novel about the lifecycle 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 years 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 13-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"--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780698407985
0698407989
9781594634697
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 356 pages)

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mliz84321
Nov 03, 2020

I have found that many of the "Read with Jenna" (Today Show) novels are ones that I have enjoyed however this wasn't one of my favorite recommends. That is not to say it was horrible because it was still a fun and at times humorous read. This novel has a vast array of characters and storylines.

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KarolineWriter
Sep 24, 2020

I loved her other books, but not this one. It took me forever to finish because I couldn't relate to any of the characters or their "lifestyles." Too slow and not much of a plot. I cannot recommend.

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laphampeak
Jun 24, 2020

Some of the characters were interesting but overall the story line wasn't deep enough to offer much insight past the usual.

JCLSallyK Jun 12, 2020

This was not my favorite book by Emma Straub. It was a quick read but I found myself skimming by the end because I had lost interest in the story.

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writermala
Jun 07, 2020

This book was hailed as a "must read." Perhaps I had great expectations. Nevertheless I found it disappointing. Granted it handled some sensitive topics well but I didn't find it particularly interesting.

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tellenhunt
Jun 01, 2020

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brangwinn
May 10, 2020

I didn’t like this book as much as I expected to enjoy it. I love books that deal with ordinary people and the struggles families, even with adult children, deal with. The main character, Astrid, is a widow and she spends a lot of time worrying about what she did wrong as a parent. The story is told in alternating voices of Astrid, her two sons and one daughter as well as her granddaughter who has come to live with Gamma for the school year There’s a lot to deal with in this family and sadly, it didn’t keep my attention as I expected it to do. . Of all the family characters in the book I thought Cecelia, the 8th grade granddaughter had the most integrity. I enjoyed the story and genuinely loved the ending.

debwalker Apr 07, 2020

When an accident triggers reflections on why your kids are unhappy and maturity-challenged....

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