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The story of a vibrant but dysfunctional family trapped together on a ten-day Mediterranean cruise--a riveting, irresistible novel from bestselling author Amanda Eyre Ward

"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
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Ballantine Books
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    Caitlin Reads
    Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

    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
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    Jane
    Oct 11, 2019 rated it liked it
    Thanks to Goodreads and Ballantine books for this ARC.

    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
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    Kim
    Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
    Charlotte Perkins decides to enter a contest in which the grand prize is a Mediterranean Cruise. Charlotte believes this is just the thing to reunite her dysfunctional family. When Charlotte is named a grand prize winner she and her family gather onboard for steamy, alcohol imbibed adventures at sea. Eldest daughter Lee is feeling washed up in her personal life and career as an actress. Cord is madly in love, but afraid to admit to his mother he is gay. Youngest child Regan seems to have her lif ...more
    Michelle
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I've loved all of Amanda Eyre Ward's novels, but this is my new favorite . Suspenseful, witty, smart, and moving, this is a novel about families--the things we don't say to one another, the various allegiances formed by siblings, the way our childhood dreams and disappointments inform our adult selves. It's an insightful, hopeful look at a complex family with many moving parts.

    I’m afraid of boats but I’d take this cruise anytime...it’s the full Charlotte Perkins!
    Heather
    Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
    A big shout out to Ballantine and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. Charlotte Perkins, a 70-year-old widow, writes an essay so she can win a Mediterranean cruise for her and her children. She’s sure the time together on the water and in Italy will bring the dysfunctional group closer together. The oldest, Lee, is a washed up actress who thinks she’s pregnant. Cord, the only son, has never admitted to his family that he’s gay and about to be married. Regan’s husband tags along and pays ...more
    Melissa DeLong
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    **Thanks to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for the advance copy!**

    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
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    Tara
    Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This book is a surprisingly deep family dramady disguised as a lighter book. A somewhat estranged family of a mother and her three adult children take a European cruise and take all their baggage. It was light and an easy read but also had plenty of depth and was well written. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Thanks to Netgalley for the free, advance copy.
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