The Vacationers (Large Print / Hardcover)

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All is not peachy as Franny and Jim head to Spain for their 35th wedding anniversary and a 2-week long friends and family reunion. Joining them are:
Sylvia- their recent high-school graduate (desperate to reinvent herself before she goes off to college)
Bobby- Sylvia’s older brother and Florida realtor (too bad the market has collapsed)
Carmen-Bobby’s much older girlfriend (the fam is not too keen on her)
Charlie and Lawrence- old friends of the family (practically newlyweds)
It’s a small island, and so much togetherness sets secrets and desires free - with some comic results. Sympathetic characters let you hope that two weeks will be enough time for them to get their acts together. This is a great poolside read!

— Paige

June 2014 Indie Next List


“Straub's latest is a smart, delicious read. Each perfectly crafted character reveals the anxieties, missteps, and misfortunes we all face as we journey through each phase of life. Using alternating voices, Straub expertly reveals the flawed dynamics among families, the affairs and untruths that pull us apart, and the bonds that keep us together. The Vacationers is one of those unforgettable books that make you laugh at yourself, reflect on past decisions, and hug those you love.”
— Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410472342
ISBN-10: 1410472345
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2014
Pages: 373
Language: English