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Emma Straub Takes Us on Vacation

"The Vacationers" is the second novel from author Emma Straub. It takes place over a vacation where one family comes together and falls apart. Her previous books, "Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures" and "Other People We Married" met much success, her stories and essays have appeared in publications including The Paris Review and Vogue, and she is a staff writer for Rookie Magazine.

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Bastian
Photo Credit: Jennifer Bastian

The Vacationers follows an American family on a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Spain. The daughter in the family, Sylvia, is eighteen and has just graduated from high school. You will see thing don’t start smoothly for her…


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