The Floating Feldmans

The Floating Feldmans

Sink or swim 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 or swim Too bad her kids didn?t get the memo. Between the troublesome family secrets, old siblin...

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Title:The Floating Feldmans
Author:Elyssa Friedland
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:039958689X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:346 pages pages

The Floating Feldmans Reviews

  • Melissa
    Jun 25, 2019
    A dysfunctional Jewish family goes on a cruise.... That's the punchline to Elyssa Friedland's third novel, The Floating Feldmans. Given that I'm Jewish and have gone on cruises with my family, this novel was instantly relatable. It also helped that I was close in age to Elise. While...
  • Ali Winter
    Jan 01, 2019
    After reading the Floating Feldmans, I find it shocking that the unique hell of a family vacation has never before been captured in this accurate, nuanced, and ultimately optimistic way. I loved this book equally if not more than the author's prior two books, Love and Miss Communicatio...
  • Amy
    May 07, 2019
    Thank you to the publishing house for providing an advanced copy for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! I'm such a sucker for dysfunctional family stories and The Floating Feldmans is a fun one, if those are your cup of tea too! The premise of this one is that Ann...
  • Liz Fenton
    Feb 10, 2019
    I LOVED IT! Witty, insightful and a whole lot of fun. You?ll fall in love with the Feldmans! , ...
  • Patty
    Jul 10, 2019
    The Floating Feldmans By Elyssa Friedland What it's all about... When the elder Feldman?s decide to take their adult children on a family bonding cruise...no one realized that this family had so many secrets from each other. Why I wanted to read it... This book was f...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Nov 09, 2018
    From the brilliant author of The Intermission, this family saga is as relatable as it is entertaining!! The Felmans' are fantastically dysfunctional, and like many families they don't realize just how much until they're all sequestered together for a family cruise. I love her ea...
  • Catherine McKenzie
    May 27, 2019
    A fun read that makes you think about family interactions and laugh out loud. Would you go on a cruise as an adult with your parents? Think of all the zany things that can happen and multiple by a thousand! A great summer read. Can't wait to read more by Elyssa Friedland. Pre-order thi...
  • Ericka Seidemann
    May 13, 2019
    Annette is turning 70, and her birthday wish is to take her entire family on a cruise to spend some wonderful quality time together. For an entire week, the family will be trapped together on a cruise ship with no way to escape. This is the perfect trope for a delightful, uproarious fa...
  • Theresa Alan
    Apr 29, 2019
    This is a wonderful women?s fiction novel. Often funny, other times poignant, the book is told from multiple points of view. So, we see the grandmother, Annette, dealing with her grown children that she feels distant from. She remembers all she did for them when they were children up...
  • Liz
    Jun 21, 2019
    3.5 stars, rounded down Annette Feldman has the bright idea to celebrate her 70th birthday on a 4 day Caribbean cruise surrounded by her family. This is not one of those close knit, lovey dovey families. No, her two children seem to resent each other and neither is particularly clos...
  • Kathleen
    May 12, 2019
    DNF @ 100 pages. I am so surprised to not finish this given the many great reviews this book is getting. I'm not sure it's the story that is my problem. I think it's the writing style. The character's conversational narratives are broken up too much. A character will ask a question to ...
  • Andrea
    Jun 25, 2019
    I won an advance copy of this book in a goodreads contest. When I received this book, I was letdown. The cover didn?t speak to me, the name didn?t work for me, the story wasn?t one that sounded like me. Had I seen this in the bookstore, I would have kept moving. I am so glad I wo...
  • Larry H
    Aug 18, 2019
    I love stories about family dynamics and family dysfunction. In Elyssa Friedland's new book, The Floating Feldmans , she brings three generations of a family together with an added twist?they're heading on a cruise to celebrate Annette Feldman's 70th birthday. Annette decides tha...
  • Lorilin
    Aug 10, 2019
    Annette is turning 70, and even though she never talks about her age, she?s decided that this year she wants her whole family to celebrate this milestone with her. She books an all-expense-paid cruise for her adult son and daughter and their families. On board is: Annette?wearin...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Jul 03, 2019
    4 STARS Such an enjoyable and sweet story. Annette Feldman decides she wants to do something special for her 70th birthday so she organizes a vacation on a cruise ship for her family.This sounds fun right? The book switches from one POV to another, it was nice that we could see ...
  • Susie Williams
    Jul 04, 2019
    (Thank you to the publisher for my copy of this book!) This is a cute and entertaining book that is absolutely filled with family drama. At the very least it will make you feel better about your own family! Everyone in the Feldman family has at least one secret... And they're all em...
  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Jul 17, 2019
    I initially started The Floating Feldmans while sitting poolside at home then, as much as I was enjoying it, had an epiphany and thought, "Wait! I need to take this with me on my family cruise (dad, stepmom, hubby, two sons, and daughter) and read it" because what could be more perfect...
  • Linda Zagon
    Jul 05, 2019
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews "The Floating Feldmans" by Elyssa Friedland, Penguin Random House, July 23, 2019 Elyssa Friedland, Author of "The Floating Feldmans" has written a witty, entertaining,andemotional novel. The Genres for this story are Domestic Fiction, Humor, and Women...
  • Laura G (lauralovestoread)
    Jul 29, 2019
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  • Rhi G
    Jul 24, 2019
    I am so glad I won this book, it was even better than I had anticipated. I don't know why I have never thought to read books centering around dysfunctional families, seeing as that describes most of the shows I watch lol. I feel like this is the perfect summer read! It was really inte...
  • Amy
    Jul 18, 2019
    If you enjoy books about oddly endearing dysfunctional families this is the book for you! This was surprisingly poignant look at what happens when on quirky family finally spends more than one meal together and the results were highly entertaining and profoundly funny. This is told ...
  • Rosanna
    Jun 27, 2019
    I wasn?t sure what to expect from this book, aside from the brief description that came with the book. Basic premise is that a family goes on a cruise for a family celebration. I?m not a fan of cruises, so that was one strike. As I started to read the book, each of the family membe...
  • Laurie Gelman
    Jan 10, 2019
    Loved this book! ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Jul 22, 2019
    Elyssa Friedland has constructed a clever and compelling story. An evocative family drama filled with tension, secrets and a splash of humor. The setting of the cruise ship added even more to the claustrophobic feel of the story. Imagine three generations of a dysfunctional family conf...
  • Katie B
    May 06, 2019
    3.5 stars This was a pretty enjoyable read about family members who all seem to be hiding some sort of secret from one another. I do think it was a clever idea by the author to have most of the story take place on a cruise ship as it led to some interesting situations. Annette F...
  • Betsybmaxwell
    Apr 17, 2019
    I loved every single thing about this book about a dysfunctional family spending a week on a cruise together. Told from each character?s perspective in alternating chapters this book made me laugh a lot and it also made me tear up. I came to appreciate all of the Feldmans and was roo...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Aug 28, 2019
    A charming contemporary family drama featuring a highly dysfunctional family with some endearingly quirky characters. Secrets, old rivalries, and resentment abound, bringing in drama caused by holding on to those secrets. I have to admit that if I were in this family, I?d probably ke...
  • Kathryn in FL
    Apr 14, 2019
    Release on July 23, 2019 The Feldmans are more than a tad dysfunctional and a non-cohesive bunch, and thus for the past few years is reflected in their infrequent gatherings and their choice to be physically distance from the NE, by living in Colorado and California. Through the eye...
  • BookGypsy
    Jul 21, 2019
    Annette Feldman wants to celebrate her 70th Birth Day with her family by taking a cruise. Told from multiple point of views. This was a good read. Family dysfunction and secrets bring on the waves during this cruise. A fast summer read. I enjoyed it. Dawnny-BookGypsy ...
  • Heather
    Apr 01, 2019
    THE FLOATING FELDMANS is a dose of everything we don't want to admit about ourselves and our family relationships as we grow, age, and step into our own path; ultimately drifting apart both distantly and emotionally. Ms. Friedland uses humor to show how a family (of several generations...