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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Contemporary fiction

Modern Lovers

by Emma Straub

Quick take

"The fun in this family drama is watching their lives unspool and wondering if they can be knit back together."

Why I love it

I recently moved out of my mother's home, and it's impossible not to wonder about what she is doing now that my sister and I have left. Although this story is based in Brooklyn and my mother is in New Jersey, I felt immediately pulled into Straub's proposition: What happens when adults are left to focus on themselves while their children are trying to grow up and away? Adulthood is one hell of an...
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    June 2016