Emma Straub's 'Modern Lovers’ , a hit with book-clubbers

Expect similar greatness from Modern Lovers. Though her writing is brisk and easy to read, the humorous insight Straub brings to the page about how everyday lives are lived will make for immersive reading and rich conversation.

July 18, 2016Posted by : The Booknerds

Emma Straub

Modern Lovers opens with the meeting of a book club ,it’s a masterstroke by Emma Straub, as her previous novel, The Vacationers, was a smash hit with beach-readers and book-clubbers alike.

Expect similar greatness from Modern Lovers. Though her writing is brisk and easy to read, the humorous insight Straub brings to the page about how everyday lives are lived will make for immersive reading and rich conversation.

Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

Book: Modern Lovers

Author: Emma Straub

About the author: Emma Straub is the New York Times‒bestselling author of The Vacationers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Condé Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Straub's work has been published in fifteen countries.

Paperback: 512 pages

Publisher: Random House Large Print (31 May 2016)

Book Summary: Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring.

Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed.

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