Other People We Married

Other People We Married

By Emma Straub

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594486067, 214pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

Description
The beloved debut story collection from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Vacationers."
In "Other People We Married," Straub creates characters as recognizable as a best friend, and follows them through moments of triumph and transformation with wit, vulnerability, and dazzling insight. In Some People Must Really Fall in Love, an assistant professor takes halting steps into the awkward world of office politics while harboring feelings for a freshman student. Two sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in A Map of Modern Palm Springs. In Puttanesca, two widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These twelve stories, filled with sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language, announce the arrival of a major new talent.


About the Author
Emma Straub is from New York City. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers and Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by "Tin House, The Paris Review ""Daily", "Time, Slate, "and "The New York Times, "and she is a staff writer for "Rookie". Straub lives with her husband in Brooklyn, where she also works as a bookseller.