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Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

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Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9780593199725

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Praise

“You will laugh out loud at the antics of two delightfully dysfunctional families as they fight, share secrets, and fall in love in the once-prosperous Catskills hotel that they own. Once again, Friedland brilliantly wields her rapier wit – if Dorothy Parker and Joan Rivers wrote a book, this would be it!”–Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, on Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

“Chock full of charm and wit, Elyssa Friedland’s Last Summer at the Golden Hotel is the only family drama you need this year! Set in a ramshackle Catskills hotel and featuring a vibrant cast of characters, it’s a laugh out loud funny novel with a heart of gold.”–Karma Brown, international bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

“Prepare to laugh. Take a trip to the Catskills with Last Summer at the Golden Hotel and bask in the hilarity and chaos that make Elyssa Friedland the queen of the family drama.”–Jane L. Rosen, author of Eliza Starts a Rumor

Praise for The Floating Feldmans

“When Annette Feldman decides to celebrate her 70th birthday with a family cruise, drama–and hilarity–ensue.”People

“Family reunions can rock the boat. This one does it on a cruise ship. When the Feldmans hit the high seas for their matriarch’s 70th, a lot of drama and laughs come out in tight quarters. Think: This is Where I Leave You meets The Family Stone.”The Skimm

The Floating Feldmans is a story about an estranged family’s wild vacation. This book is so dramatic, that it might actually make your fam feel normal…even if you’re losing your mind on day five of your own trip.”Cosmopolitan

The Floating Feldmans is a hilarious romp on the sea that is perfect for your poolside reading this summer!”–Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell and Spin

“Friedland uses multiple perspectives, witty dialogue, and complex characters that are incredibly relatable to deliver a funny, astute look at the family dynamic and the relationships shared within.”–Booklist

The Floating Feldmans is a fast, funny, surprisingly heartwarming ride on the high seas.”Shelf Awareness

“Friedland creates vivid characters with distinct voices, from the outwardly critical matriarch to the insecure teenager. A fun look at family drama on the open seas.”Kirkus

“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

“An intelligent, insightful, touching novel about the secrets we keep and the family that loves us anyway.”–Abbi Waxman, author of I Was Told it Would Get Easier

“Elyssa Friedland’s premise is perfect. Take three generations of an estranged family, put them on a boat–a forced cruise to celebrate the matriarch’s 70th birthday–and let the dysfunction fly. A pleasure to read.”–Laurie Gelman, author of Class Mom

“Such a smart, honest look at the modern American family. 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

“All aboard! The Floating Feldmans is for everyone whose ever thought their family is absolutely crazy … but loves them anyway. Sibling rivalries and skeletons in the closet all come to a head in this fun, quirky family saga.”–Georgia Clark, author of The Bucket List

The Floating Feldmans was a blast; funny, moving, and immensely readable. Friedland’s all-you-can-eat buffet of quirky characters walk right off the page and into your heart.”–Jonathan Evison, author of This is Your Life Harriet Chance!

“Take a big dysfunctional family, reunite them for the first time in 10 years on a Caribbean cruise ship they can’t escape, and add endless buffets, blindfolded pie-eating contests, and impromptu conga lines on the sundeck. What could possibly go wrong? Both cruising fans and skeptics alike will get a laugh out of this story of a family trying to stay afloat.”National Geographic

“Friedland’s well-executed and smartly structured novel features chapters from each character’s point of view. The simple but clever premise lets the author explore the complicated tensions of family relationships in a compressed and directed way…there is dry humor and a certain sweetness as well.”Library Journal

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