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Events & Programs
May 2: Book Discussion: "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub
The North Conway Library’s book club is reading "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub and will discuss it on May 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library.
This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the North Conway Library. For details call (603) 356-2961.
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.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)
“For those unable to jet off to a Spanish island this summer, reading The Vacationers may be the next-best thing. . . . [A] gorgeously written novel . . . When I turned the last page, I felt as I often do when a vacation is over: grateful for the trip and mourning its end.”
—The New York Times Book Review
"Emma Straub’s bustling new novel is about a New York family’s two-week idyll in a house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. It’s also about a different kind of break: infidelity. . . . The story’s women are so well drawn that they seem instantly familiar. . . . Witty."
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition.”
—Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW)
“Sharply observed and funny, Straub’s domestic-drama-goes-abroad is a delightful study of the complexities of family and love, and the many distractions from both.”
—Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)
“The pacing is quick but satisfying and the characters themselves feel genuinely complex, interesting, and knowledgeable...A pleasant, readable journey.”
“Witty, big-hearted, and packed with wisdom, this novel is a breezy read that sneaks in its emotional wallops and leaves you smiling for days.”
—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette