Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ten notable books that mimic the feeling of a summer vacation

Emma Straub is the author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and Other People We Married, and her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, Tin House, the New York Times, and the The Paris Review Daily. Her new novel is The Vacationers.

One of Straub's ten top books that mimic the feeling of a summer vacation, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Arcadia by Lauren Groff

I will admit to having fantasies about running off to live on a commune. Groff’s brilliant second novel both makes me think that I should and, ultimately, probably shouldn’t. This is a great book to read if your vacation daydreams take you to upstate New York where you want to do nothing but smoke pot and bake bread.
Read about another entry on the list.

Arcadia is on Ewan Morrison's top ten list of books about communes and Jami Attenberg's top ten list of dysfunctional families in literature.

The Page 69 Test: Arcadia.

--Marshal Zeringue