Wednesday, June 24, 2020

All Adults Here

Love. After spending time reading about three generations of the Strick family in Emma Straub’s novel titled, All Adults Here, most readers will feel an extra spark of love for our own parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. Most of us will be more thankful for our relations and their issues when compared to the cast of characters in this novel. Sixty-eight-year-old matriarch Astrid Strick leads the ensemble, and her teenage granddaughter, Cecilia, may be the most mature member of the family. Straub packs a host of contemporary issues into this family and the small town in which Astrid lives. I loved the sibling dynamics in the novel, and the insight that as parents we may do our best but know there are things we’ve done that require an apology to our children. Wisdom comes from not guessing what those things are, because they may not be the events or actions we recall. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase All Adults Here from

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