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Author: Emma Straub
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 years 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Straub, Emma.
All adults here.
New York : Riverhead, 2020
(DLC) 2019025434
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Straub
ISBN: 9781594634697 1594634696 9781405921602 1405921609 9780593189276 0593189272
OCLC Number: 1105735896
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Emma Straub.

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"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 years 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 13-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most. In 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"--

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A novel about how we try and fail at every age and yet somehow survive. It is brimming with kindness, forgiveness, humour and love and yet (magically) is also a page turner that held me captive until Read more...

 
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