All Adults Here

All Adults Here



'A wonderful read' Elizabeth Strout
'Literary sunshine' New York Times
'A gorgeous and witty storyteller' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls
'The world will love it'
Ann Patchett

The instant New York Times BESTSELLER

After Astrid Strick - a widowed, 68-year-old mother of three living in upstate New York - witnesses an accident, she resolves to live more honestly. Starting with the mistakes she made in raising her family.

But are her kids, tangled in their own messy adult lives, really ready to be treated like grown ups?

Charming, uplifting and well-observed, All Adults Here is the delightful story about the wonders and woes of modern family life.

Praise for All Adults Here:

'Perfectly pitched summer reading' Stylist

'Smartly observant, wryly witty, big-hearted . . . '
Sunday Times

'This beautifully written book delves deeply, perceptively and humorously into the contemporary human condition'
Daily Mail

'A glorious mash-up of Elizabeth Strout and Gilmore Girls' Red

'If you're a fan of Anne Tyler's writing, you'll love this captivating well-observed family drama'
Good Housekeeping


  • A novel about how we try and fail at every age and yet somehow survive. It is brimming with kindness, forgiveness, humour and love and yet (magically) is also a page turner that held me captive until it was finished. This is Emma Straub's absolute best and the world will love it
    Ann Patchett

About the author

Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, All Adults Here and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
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