All Adults Here
Astrid’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his ...more
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The author cleverly inserts family members in turmoil as they confront unmarried pregnancy via a sperm bank, bullying, internet dangers, gender dysphoria and lesbian love. Yet, none of this seems forced or outrageous. Straub manages to have the family going through ...more
Plot: 3/5 Characters: 4/5 Writing: 4/5
Engaging novel about the complex family dynamics of three generations of Stricks: Astrid (a 68-year old widow and newly woke bi-sexual), her three adult children, and her teenage granddaughter Cecelia — all in various stages of “growing up.” Evolving relationships between couples, parents and ...more
The cast is probably my favourite part of the book. Most of all, I appreciated the quirkiness of the characters (I love Porter so much, I kind of want to be Astrid when I'm older), and although they're a somewhat exceptional family in this quirkiness, there are ...more
The Strick Family mostly lives close to where they grew up in the Hudson Valley: Mama Strick, Astrid, her daughter, Porter, and Elliot. Nicky moved to New York and, after a few successful roles in films and television, mostly hangs out and smokes weed with his buddies. Clapham, the town they live in, is small, and everyone knows everything, even things that folks are positive they have kept private about themselves.
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I loved The Vacationers and Modern Lovers by this author so I was thrilled to give this book a try. It is full of family dynamics, sexual identity (a bi-sexual grandmother and transgender teen), and multiple generations managing through life and relationships. The characters are lovable and real. They reminded me of the family in ...more
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“Sometimes a lie wasn’t a lie when it got you closer to the truth. Sometimes a lie was more like a wish, or a prayer.”
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