As sophisticated and delicious as lobster bisque. -- Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeguards and The Jetsetters
Louisa has come to her parents house in Maine this summer with all three of her kids, a barely-written book, and a trunkful of resentment. Left behind in Brooklyn is her husband, who has promised that after this final round of fundraising at his startup he will once again pick up his share of the household responsibilities. Louisa is hoping that the crisp breeze off Penobscot Bay will blow away the irritation she is feeling with her life choices and replace it with enthusiasm for both her family and her work.
But all isnt well in Maine. Louisas father, a retired judge and pillar of the community, is suffering from Alzheimers. Louisas mother is alternately pretending everything is fine and not pretending at all. And one of Louisas children happens upon a very confusing and heartfelt letter referring to something Louisa doesnt think her father could possibly have done.
Louisas not the only one searching for something in Maine this summer. Kristie took the Greyhound bus from Pennsylvania with one small suitcase, $761, and a lot of baggage. Shes got a past shes trying to outrun, a secret shes trying to unpack, and a new boyfriend whos so impossibly kind she cant figure out what she did to deserve him. But she cant keep her various lives from colliding forever.
As June turns to July turns to August, secrets will be unearthed, betrayals will come to light, and both Louisa and Kristie will ask themselves what they are owed and what they owe others. A delicious summer read and an exploration of family, responsibility, ambition and loss, Vacationland is Meg Mitchell Moore at her best.
Author: Meg Mitchell Moore Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 544Publisher: HarperLuxePublication Date: 2022-06-14