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Fittingly, I read this while on vacation.  The story follows a family’s summer trip to the island of Majorca, Spain. Each character — parents, children, visiting family friends — is struggling with something painful, but the book is still really funny and a page-turner. And it will make you want to visit Majorca!

“For those unable to jet off to a Spanish island this summer, reading The Vacationers may be the next-best thing. . . . [A] gorgeously written novel  . . . When I turned the last page, I felt as I often do when a vacation is over: grateful for the trip and mourning its end.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Sharply observed and funny, Straub’s domestic-drama-goes-abroad is a delightful study of the complexities of family and love, and the many distractions from both.”—Booklist (starred review)

“A novel that is both a lot of fun to read and has plenty of insight into the marital bond and the human condition.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)