A family vacation to Mallorca comes under the microscope in Emma Straub's The Vacationers. It's make-or-break for parents Franny and Jim, whilst their children are both on the verge of new lives, then add in Franny's beloved friend and his partner, desperate to be parents themselves. The Vacationers is busy, entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny. I found it hard to read about holidays when I was really busy in my own life (!) and recommend Christmas as the ideal time to hunker down with this novel, poolside or beachside. Enjoy!