POSTPONED: VIRTUAL EVENT: Emma Straub (All Adults Here) Author Discussion

After much consideration, we’ve made the decision to postpone our virtual event with Emma Straub tomorrow night. In light of recent events, it simply does not feel like the right time for an event when so many are hurting. 

We look forward to virtually hosting Emma soon, for an event filled with lively conversation to celebrate All Adults Here. Once a new date for the virtual event has been finalized, an announcement with the updated information will be sent out. As this is a free event, no action is needed on your part

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.


Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual author talk with bestselling author Emma Straub for her new book All Adults Here. Emma's talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom, please pre-register via the eventbrite link below to access the event. Emma will be in conversation with Annie Philbrick, owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop Café. 

About the Book

A warm, funny, and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family—as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes. From the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.

When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence?

Astrid’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub’s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

About the Author

Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels; The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, 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.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020


"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager

“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times

“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly