People we meet on vacation

by Henry, Emily,

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"What happens when best friends with nothing in common come together, fall apart, and fall in love? The Vacationers meets When Harry Met Sally..., from the author of Beach Read When Poppy met Alex, there was no spark, no chemistry, and no reason to think they'd ever talk again. Alex is quiet, studious, and destined for a future in academia. Poppy is a wild child who only came to U of Chicago to escape small-town life. But after sharing a ride home for the summer, the two form a surprising friendship. After all, who better to confide in than someone you could never, ever date? Over the years, Alex and Poppy's lives take them in different directions, but every summer the two find their way back to each other for a magical weeklong vacation. Until one trip goes awry, and in the fallout, they lose touch. Now, two years later, Poppy's in a rut. Her dream job, her relationships, her life--none of it is making her happy. In fact, the last time she remembers feeling truly happy was on that final, ill-fated Summer Trip. The answer to all her problems is obvious: She needs one last vacation to win back her best friend. As a hilariously disastrous week unfolds and tensions rise, Poppy and Alex are forced to confront what drove them apart--and decide what they're willing to risk for the chance to be together"--
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Booklist Review: "Short, loud Poppy and quiet, tall Alex were best friends who took a vacation together each summer for a decade, until their trip two years ago changed everything and tore them apart. Now Poppy lives in New York and works as a travel writer, but she has been feeling unsatisfied. She reaches out to Alex, currently a teacher in their Ohio hometown, and they make plans to travel once again. Poppy hopes that this trip will repair their friendship, but from the onset, they encounter one issue after another. Told through Poppy's perspective, the story shifts in time between the present and past summer trips. Henry, best-selling author of Beach Read (2020), excels at creating chemistry and charm, and readers will eagerly anticipate these characters finally admitting their feelings for each other. Their slow-burn romance builds as the flashbacks reveal their journey as unlikely friends through different schools, jobs, cities, and relationships with other people. The pacing sometimes falters, but the emotions always ring true. While Henry's romance may inspire some wanderlust, it's the people more than the places that truly dazzle."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Henry's latest rom-com lacks the spark of 2020's Beach Read, but still offers plenty of lighthearted summertime fun. Poppy Wright met Alex Nilsen 12 years ago on the first day of college orientation, and they never got along--until a road trip from Chicago back to their neighboring Ohio towns, which sparked a deep friendship and a tradition of taking a yearly sumer vacation together. But Poppy and Alex haven't spoken much since a disastrous trip two summers ago, and the details of what triggered their falling out are teased maddeningly slowly. When Poppy realizes that what she wants most in the world is to have Alex back in her life, she arranges a shoestring-budget vacation to Palm Springs that she hopes will fix everything. Flashbacks to each past summer trip make for fun travelogues that highlight both characters' understandable but frustrating refusal to discuss their feelings. Watching them dance around the inevitable grows tiresome as things drag on, but Henry's skills with sensory detail and lovable characters shine through. This is a strong choice for readers looking for a vicarious summer vacation of their own. Agent: Taylor Haggerty, Root Literary. (May)"
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Subjects Man-woman relationships Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Love stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2021
Edition First Edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9781984806765
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