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All Adults Here A Read With Jenna TODAY Show Book Club Pick When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she d been to her three, now grown children But to what consequence Astrid s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long ago lapses were the ones that mattered Who decides which apologies really count It might be that only Astrid s thirteen year old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the mostIn All Adults Here, Emma Straub s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not


10 thoughts on “All Adults Here

  1. JanB JanB says:

    The book starts out with quirky, delightful characters 68 year old Astrid witnesses the accidental death of an acquaintance, decides life is short, and it s time to right wrongs It s time to reveal her secrets to her adult


  2. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    It seems that many authors believe in theis better philosophy in writing books these days They cram every bit of what s in vogue into their stories and oftentimes all these topics overwhelm the book Such was the case with t


  3. Larry H Larry H says:

    3.5 stars.All aboard the Strick family dysfunction train When Astrid Strick witnesses a long time nemesis get hit by a bus, it suddenly makes her realize two things life is too short, so she needs to act on things before it


  4. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    My brain cells sending me S.O.S messages because in the short time I haven t read something literally throwing so many social, political, emotional, sexual issues at my face I wanted to dunk my head into ice bucket to get the


  5. Jenna Jenna says:

    Like a visit to an evenunbelievably Utopic, if that s even possible Star s Hollow, with all the family angst and worry and developmentally arrested adults and preternaturally mature teens, BUT without the enjoyable quirky absu


  6. DeAnn DeAnn says:

    4 Adulting is Hard StarsThis was my first read by this author, Emma Straub, but I have certainly seen her titles reviewed by fellow Goodreads friends I rather enjoyed this tale of a mother looking back on raising her now grown


  7. Darinda Darinda says:

    Astrid Strick, the matriach of the Strick family, is 68 years old and questions some of her parenting decisions Her three kids are adults, and each of them is struggling with decisions of their own Told using multiple points of


  8. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    Review to be published shortly before publication on 9th July


  9. Michelle Michelle says:

    4.5 rounded up This book isn t for everyone, but for whatever reason it just made me really happy I read this at the right time and while I ve seen reviews from friends who mentioned the kitchen sink mentality they are correct I s


  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    Emma Straub has rapidly become one of my favored authors She excels in domestic fiction with flawed and quirky characters, all having great intentions, and failing to deliver on those intentions Straub allows the reader to feel the


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