The Vacationers

The Vacationers

Audiobook CD - 2014
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An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family's two-week stay in Mallorca.

For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated.

This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014.
ISBN: 9781611763959
1611763959
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (6 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Sieh, Kristen

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siammarino Sep 22, 2014

Sylvia's family is falling apart after her father seduces an intern at work and gets fired, but her mom organizes a vacation in Maiorca, Spain which pulls the family together. Sylvia falls for her handsome Spanish tutor, and matures into an independent woman ready to start college. Vacations have a way of testing relationships and making the truth come out!

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