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Emma Straub

Autor(a) de The Vacationers

14+ Works 5,156 Membros 303 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Emma Straub is an author, a bookseller, and a staff writer for Rookie. Her fiction and non-fiction works have been published in The Paris Review Daily, Time, and The New York Times. Her novels include Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, Other People We Married, The Vacationers and Modern Lovers. mostrar mais (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Emma Straub

The Vacationers (2014) 1,462 cópias, 107 resenhas
All Adults Here (2020) 1,069 cópias, 44 resenhas
This Time Tomorrow (2022) 1,068 cópias, 61 resenhas
Modern Lovers (2016) 924 cópias, 40 resenhas
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures (2012) 387 cópias, 40 resenhas
Other People We Married (2011) 141 cópias, 7 resenhas
Very Good Hats (2023) 69 cópias, 3 resenhas
Fly Over State (2009) 15 cópias
Gaga Mistake Day (2024) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Reading Is Magic: A Book Log for Families (2021) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
Moodsad armastajad (2017) 2 cópias
Somos todos adultos aqui (2021) 2 cópias
Feriegs̆terne (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias, 4 resenhas
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most (2013) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias, 18 resenhas
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 1 resenha

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kdegour23 | outras 43 resenhas | May 29, 2024 |
This Time Tomorrow, a time travel trope that will make you feel big things, is about all those “perennial decision[s],” like relationships and love, and what we choose to do with all those tiny moments made up of the lifespan we have. One of the things I loved about this story—besides the fantastic nostalgia of Alice’s 16-year-old self in the ‘90s—is how all stages of life are represented, even death as part of life: “Alice saw it now: all her life, she’s thought of death as the single moment, the heart stopping, the final breath, but now she knew it could be much more like giving birth, with nine months of preparation. Her father was heavily pregnant with death, and there was little to do but wait—“ (5).

Even though Alice vacillates between 40 and 16, Alice at 40 really resonated with me—that restlessness that comes when you’re suddenly (and anxiously) both looking behind you with regret and looking forward with fear. It’s in some of Alice’s transports between past and present, trying to piece together the puzzle of her life, that lost a bit of the momentum for me. But it’s in the heavy moments with Leonard and the full moments with Sam and the quiet moments with herself that enraptured me. And it’s the message of hope that inspired me, understanding that no matter the life, no matter the circumstance: “Joy is coming…. You just gotta keep your eyes open and look for it’” (232).

This poignant read is definitely worth your time if any of this appeals to you: father-daughter relationships, the setting and social norms of a New Yorker, ‘90s nostalgia, time travel, seeing yourself at 16, resetting your life to counter that restlessness because: “Any story could be a comedy or a tragedy, depending on where you ended it. That was the magic, how the same story could be told an infinite number of ways” (306).
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lizallenknapp | outras 60 resenhas | Apr 20, 2024 |
I think I might have found a new favorite author! I just loved how Emma Straub writes and I think we are struggling with the same middle-life crisis, seeing our parents age, grieving our youth, accepting our aging and the acceleration and blending of time as we become older. She put what I think and feel in much more beautiful words than I possibly could. I really highlighted and liked a lot of quotes.

The book is full of nostalgia. I grew up thousands of miles away, ok we also got Beverly Hills, 90210, but I missed many other references. Emma Straub grew up in New York, the Upper West Side and she mostly writes about real places - past and present. I think for someone who grew up in New York in 1990s, this could really be a nostalgic time travel book. New York is an alive character in the book we get to know intimately. I loved the opportunity to live on Pomander Walk and walked the Upper West Side with the privileged who call it their home.… (mais)
 
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dacejav | outras 60 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |
this was so genuine and bittersweet. i love thinking about the passage of time, whether i would change things if i could, the implications of those changes, and that love is the strongest force in the universe!!! perfect mix of lighthearted, funny, and poignant. it reminded me a little of happy death day (one of the best time loop movies ever tbh)
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bisexuality | outras 60 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |

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Obras
14
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Membros
5,156
Popularidade
#4,825
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Resenhas
303
ISBNs
124
Idiomas
11
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