On Sale Jul 23, 2019
Sink or swim. Or at least that’s what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It’s been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way. Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family.
Too bad her kids didn’t get the memo.
Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette’s birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoring–and learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink them are actually the ones who help them stay afloat.
“Long a master of insightful books about modern life and relationships, Friedland turns her formidable talents to the family cruise. Uproariously funny, yet heartfelt and true, The Floating Feldmans will have each reader seeing her own family fun and foibles in the choppy waters, laughing and crying at the same time to the very last wonderful page.”
—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris
“Such a smart, honest look at the modern American family. With The Floating Feldmans, Elyssa Friedland has written a book that feels both up-to-the-minute contemporary and, somehow, absolutely timeless.”
—Matthew Norman, author of We’re All Damaged and Domestic Violets
“An intelligent, insightful, and touching novel about the secrets we keep and the family that loves us anyway. This book will make you gasp with recognition, and run to call your mother.”
—Abbi Waxman, author of Other People’s Houses and the The Garden of Small Beginnings
“Take three generations of an estranged family, put them on a boat and let the dysfunction fly. A poignant look at why all is never quite as it seems.”
—Laurie Gelman, author of Class Mom