Reviews

  • ** 'It's the beautifully drawn, vibrant characters that make this smart, compelling novel so irresistible.' Liane Moriarty **

    From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Vacationers, Emma Straub brings us a sharply observed tale of modern love...

    Twenty years later and they were supposed to be grown-ups...

    Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
    Summer in the city . . .

    College friends Elizabeth, Zoe and Andrew had a band, grew up, settled in New York and now they were still living round the corner from one another (and in each other's pockets).

    One hot summer as their kids come of age, making those first hesitant steps into adulthood, it's the parents who find that the lives they've so carelessly stitched together begin to slowly unravel . . .

    from publisher's description
  • Hugely talented... intelligent holiday reading

    Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4
  • Smart and entertaining

    Stylist
  • Hugely talented . . . if you are looking for some intelligent holiday reading then this is the book for you

    BBC 4 Woman’s Hour
  • Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters ... Reading this novel has all the pleasures of reading one of Anne Tyler's compelling family portraits

    The New York Times
  • [Modern Lovers] has the smart, cool sensibility of Straub's other novels, and you're sure to love this one just as much

    Elle
  • A funny and insightful look at love and relationships

    Good Housekeeping
  • A lovely, satisfying early-summer read

    EW.com
  • Straub's novel might be set in well-trod modern literary territory (the parenting world of brownstone Brooklyn), but what she does with this familiar milieu is smart and fresh, offering new insights into the lives of people all around us

    Brooklyn Magazine
  • Thoughtful and hilarious, Modern Lovers proves growing up doesn't stop in adulthood

    Real Simple