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  • 3 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library STR (Text) 33500013232749 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013232731 New Checked out 02/12/2021
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013251723 New Checked out 02/01/2021
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013274857 New Available -
Grygla LINK Site STR (Text) 35500006286494 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library STR (Text) 35500006289910 Main Checked out 02/13/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780698407985
  • ISBN: 1594634696
  • ISBN: 9781594634697
  • Physical Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    *Starred Review* The sudden death of a frenemy, hit by a school bus, knocks widowed Strick family matriarch Astrid's own life slightly off course. Her granddaughter, middle-schooler Cecelia, arrives from Brooklyn, escaping friend drama for a school year in Astrid's small Hudson Valley town. Just in time, it turns out, for Astrid to announce to the whole family that her best friend, Birdie, is much more than that: she is her lover. Porter, Astrid's daughter, harbors her own exciting secret. As in Straub's (Modern Lovers, 2016) other novels, the joy is in the setup, and, in a way, it's all setup. As Astrid gathers the courage to apologize to her oldest son, Elliott, for a long-ago wrong, Elliott's concerns are altogether elsewhere. As these and other characters in the multigenerational cast confront milestones of many measures, including a sweet arc for Cecelia's transgender best friend, Straub etches in the comforting, often funny truths readers love her for. Like us, her characters are always getting older but never feeling quite old enough to do the right thing, to be the people they want to be, to let go of the past, and they're certainly never ready to die. An all-out celebration of the life force in ourselves and in our families.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Straub's novels are dearly beloved, and this might be her best yet. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Adult children of aging parents Fiction
Mothers Fiction
Child rearing Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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