Early this year the Chicago TribuneThe Millions, Library Journal  and Flavorwire all featured The Vacationers by Riverhead author Emma Straub as one of their “most anticipated books of 2014,” predicting that “we’re sure you’ll see armies of folks reading The Vacationers on the beach over the summer.”  Since then, the book has proven to be a summer reading sensation, having earned starred reviews from Kirkusand Booklist; appearing in over 18 different magazines, including everything from InStyle and Cosmopolitan to Elle, Marie Claire, and Town & Country; as well as having prominent placement in just about every Summer Reading round-up from Entertainment Weekly to Parade to Buzzfeed.  In a full-page, four-starred review, People Magazine calls The Vacationers  “delicious” and “richly riveting” while New York Times book critic Janet Maslin calls it “one of the most entertaining novels of the summer.”  The always delightful Emma had a conversation with NPR’s Scott Simon and is now on the road promoting the book, hitting Boston, Washington, DC, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco – where Emma is pictured with Penguin Sales Rep and event host Wendy Pearl. The book debuted on the National Indie Bestseller list as well as on The New York Times combined print & eBook bestseller list, and Riverhead expects the momentum to continue throughout the summer, with more major media to come in O Magazine¸ Ladies’ Home Journal, USA Today, Interview, E!, and Redbook. Read an Excerpt from The Vacationers