"The funniest novel that ever broke your heart." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less
"Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruis ...more
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This was a hilarious book about family dynamics with a depth that surprised me! I was expecting a light vacation read and got more than I bargained for! The Jetsetters features a Grandmother who wins a cruise and invites her dysfunctional family along in an effort to unite them. Her three children each harbor a secret that will be uncovered over the course of the book. The family bickering felt real a ...more
Another dysfunctional family book which I love to read. The Perkins family, Charlotte, a widow of 70 (but to me seems older in the book like she was elderly when I see 70 as not) writes an essay to win a cruise and her family joins her, all with their own problems. Lee, the eldest, can't seem to find an acting job and is holding a secret from her siblings about their late father. Cord, the middle child, needs to tell his mother th ...more
I’m afraid of boats but I’d take this cruise anytime...it’s the full Charlotte Perkins!
Let's start here: I fucking LOVED this book. Straight up. This is a story about a dysfunctional (aka: mostly normal) family and their life. You see a glimpse of a childhood scene, and then the remainder of the books are the three children as adults and their aging mother as they go on a cruise together.
What I most appreciated about this story was that literally every one of them was fucked up in some way. They felt li ...more
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