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)