All she wants from this holiday is to lose her virginity and try to forget her best friend's betrayal. Emma Straub has captured this dilemma in her pitch-perfect second novel The Vacationers. Angela Carstensen, Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York City --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. cranny is a freelance magazine writer about food from different regions. Just as a great recipe is balanced and spiced, so Straub mixes the stress and comedy of a family holiday spent in close quarters to delightful effect. The teen cannot wait to start at Brown University in the fall. --Kevin Nguyen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. The Vacationers is a summer read for sure, but you'd be hard pressed to find a smarter one.
To fix culvert, JFK to detour Sunday A part of John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock will be closed Sunday to make repairs to a failed culvert beneath the street, also known as Arkansas 107. The street will be closed from 8 a.m. until completion, expected to be by that evening, a city spokesman said. Traffic will be detoured from Randolph Road to Crestwood Road to North Hills Boulevard for northbound traffic. A detour for southbound traffic will be from Osage Drive to Seminole Trail to North Hills Boulevard to McCain Boulevard, the spokesman said. Heavy rain March 30 caused a drainage pipe within a culvert to sag under JFK Boulevard, between Cedar Creek Road and Pontiac Drive. The two northbound lanes and one southbound lane were closed the remainder of that night and part of the next day so Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department workers could install temporary metal plates across the three lanes.
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Straub fleshes out all of these characters, effortlessly illuminating their foibles and mistakes, mitigated by the grace of forgiveness and familial understanding. Cue Joan, the gorgeous local college boy cranny has hired to tutor Sylvia in Spanish. Charles and his husband, Lawrence, are waiting to hear whether they've been chosen to adopt a baby boy. cranny is a freelance magazine writer about food from different regions. --Kevin Nguyen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Just as a great recipe is balanced and spiced, so Straub mixes the stress and comedy of a family holiday spent in close quarters to delightful effect. The novel is warm--not just for the sunny beaches that surround Mallorca, but for the compassion and humour that Straub imbues in her characters. The Post family’s holiday to the Balearic island of Mallorca is one fraught with jealousy and quiet secrets. She's currently not speaking to her husband, a magazine editor recently dismissed for sleeping with an employee only a few years older than their daughter, Sylvia.