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While You Wait For "The Vacationers," Why Not Try...


Have you been champing at the bit to get a hold of a copy of Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, but the wait seems never ending? Well, while you are patiently waiting, how about if we recommend a few titles that will tie you over until you reach that treasured number one spot in the queue.

Like The Vacationers, these character-driven titles portray characters dealing with family issues and relationships, friendships, long buried secrets, journeys into the past and life-changing events.


Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Miranda, a college student, is ecstatic when her wealthy roommate invites her to spend the summer at her family's estate in Vermont. Mabel who sheds her plane Jane image and relishes in the wealthy lifestyle, soon comes to find out that behid the Winslow's designer clothes and blue blood money lurks unimaginable secrets.







 The Red House by Mark Haddon

 In this delightful read by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, two estranged siblings with their families in tow, pays a visit to the English countryside.  Seven days feel like a lifetime, as family members reveal feelings of guilt, jealousies and long buried secrets.







The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry

A powerful novel about the power of the truth.








Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg

In this beautifully written novel, four female roommates at different stages in their lives, display the true nature of female bonding and friendship as they embark on a road trip that not only reconnects them with the past, but shapes their future.







What Matters Most by Luanne Rice

The emotionally heart tugging story of two couples forever linked and separated by a decision made twenty years prior in Dublin Ireland.


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