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The Vacationers by Emma Straub

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A group of vaguely unpleasant rich people on a vacation to Mallorca: adulterer Jim, food writer Franny, teen daughter Sylvia and adult son Bobby are joined by Bobby's 10 years older girlfriend Carmen, Franny's best friend Charles, and his husband Lawrence on a two-week vacation where secrets are exposed and relationships are changed forever. A quick, enjoyable read; I wanted to know how things would turn out, even though the characters are relentlessly spoiled and unlikable. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts are all part of the book's appeal. Check Our Catalog

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I had the same love/hate reaction to this book: it kept me reading and I did enjoy it but at the same time the cast of characters was somehow distasteful overall. But definitely good for the beach!

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