All Adults Here

All Adults Here

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781594634697
1594634696
9781405921602
1405921609
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 24 cm

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emilykinasz
Feb 26, 2021

This is the one about the mom who is a lesbian and her granddaughter comes to live with her, and her daughter is a goat farmer. I love the way this author connects everyone in unexpected ways. And again she assumes I don't remember things which is correct, I do not! It's uber clear when a character is being revealed as someone we knew by a different name ex the teacher who is also goat farmers friend. I enjoyed but nothing has topped Modern Lovers.

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kellyvigurs
Jan 27, 2021

rec from hillary

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PollyArchuleta
Jan 24, 2021

This book was too long with too many characters. I don't recommend reading it as there are better books out there. Give this a pass.

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Dee_BPL
Jan 11, 2021

I applaud that this novel presented many current & timely LGBTQ storylines - however there were so many characters that I didn't feel like I was fully engaged with any of them. It's a good novel but I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected after all of the "must read" reviews.

JCLJenV Jan 07, 2021

A great family story with LGBTQ issues being processed in all generations. I enjoyed the characters and their growth.

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mliz84321
Nov 03, 2020

I have found that many of the "Read with Jenna" (Today Show) novels are ones that I have enjoyed however this wasn't one of my favorite recommends. That is not to say it was horrible because it was still a fun and at times humorous read. This novel has a vast array of characters and storylines.

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KarolineWriter
Sep 24, 2020

I loved her other books, but not this one. It took me forever to finish because I couldn't relate to any of the characters or their "lifestyles." Too slow and not much of a plot. I cannot recommend.

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laphampeak
Jun 24, 2020

Some of the characters were interesting but overall the story line wasn't deep enough to offer much insight past the usual.

JCLSallyK Jun 12, 2020

This was not my favorite book by Emma Straub. It was a quick read but I found myself skimming by the end because I had lost interest in the story.

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writermala
Jun 07, 2020

This book was hailed as a "must read." Perhaps I had great expectations. Nevertheless I found it disappointing. Granted it handled some sensitive topics well but I didn't find it particularly interesting.

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