This Google Hangout is supposed to be about Straub’s new novel, but it turns out Mike and I have the same hometown, and our eyes are bright with the thrill of meeting someone new whom we can talk to about something besides the pandemic. Like many parents, Straub 40, is homebound and juggling two jobs, While she promotes her new book, All Adults Here, and helps manage new challenges for the bookstore she and her husband own in Brooklyn, she is also homeschooling her town young kids, breaking up fights and spending a lot of time playing with Legos.
The Big House is really best in the late summer, the whole valley, really. Cecelia’s father, Nicholas Strick, Nicky Sticky, was the baby of his family, and had run away from his parents’ house before his 18th birthday and returned only for holidays and special occasions that had been guilt tripped for months in advance.
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by The Today Show, Good Morning America, Vogue, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Town and Country, The Washington Post, USA Today, Buzzfeed, GoodReads, and many more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emma Straub is from New York City. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, Time State, and the New York Times and she is a staff writer for Rookie, Straub lives with her husband in Brooklyn, where she also works as a bookseller.