Watch a live video stream as Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, continues her virtual book club series with acclaimed author Emma Straub. They’ll discuss her recent novel, All Adults Here, a 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.
And don’t miss a special performance by Rufus Wainwright, widely considered one of the great male vocalists, songwriters and composers of his generation.
How it Works
- Get the book, reach out to a friend to join, and read along with Alison and Team All Of It
- Follow @allofitwnyc on Instagram where you’ll find polls, questions, fun facts and pictures of other readers
- Watch the live video stream here on this page as Alison talks with the author
Watch live at 7pm ET:
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of All Adults Here, 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.
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.
Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, alongside bestselling authors and fellow book lovers on the air and online for this new book club series. We’ll read books and share our progress on Instagram, and Alison will talk with a marquee author during a live video stream event.
We know that New Yorkers need to feel a sense of community and fun, even as we remain apart. And that’s why we are excited to announce that the New York Public Library is partnering with WNYC to present a virtual stay-at-home book club experience!