THE FLOATING FELDMANS by Elyssa Friedland – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway



Thank God Elyssa Freidland has written a pee your panties funny novel, in this sea of domestic thrillers. THE FLOATING FELDMAN’S (Berkley) delivers enjoyment and a respite for those of us sick of being scared out our wits. It’s not to say we don’t like thrillers, but hello! Give it a rest.

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.



lyssa Friedland attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and subsequently worked as an associate at a major firm. Recently, she has written for The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, and Bustle. Prior to law school, Elyssa wrote for several publications, including Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS, Yale Alumni Magazine, and Your Prom. Elyssa grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her husband and three young children. THE INTERMISSION was praised by The Wall Street Journal, SheReads, PureWow, POPSUGAR, HelloGiggles and featured in USA Today. Her debut novel, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, was praised by Cosmopolitan, Glamour and InStyle magazines as well as numerous other publications.

Thanks to Kathleen Carter Communications and Berkley we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the funniest novel you’ve read recently. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

38 thoughts on “THE FLOATING FELDMANS by Elyssa Friedland – SPOTLIGHT & Giveaway

    1. I enjoyed The Neighborhood by Erina Bridget Ring. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the chance.


  1. Lift and Separate. Every now and then you need to throw in a funny one when all you read are thriller and mystery types! I also throw in a historical romance when I can.

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  2. The last book I read was Just A Name by Becky Monson. The Floating Feldmans looks like it’s going to be great! Thankyou for the opportunity.

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  3. The funniest book I’ve read recently is The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard by Robert Bryndza.Hilarious!Think Bridget Jones Diary funny!

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  4. Funniest would have to be either of Laurie Gelman’s books. The 1st is titled Class Mom. The 2nd is You’ve Been Volunteered. I love how she made something so true, so hilarious.

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  5. What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard was a funny treat! And not only am I starting to get tired of being scared by domestic thrillers, I’m starting to figure them out way too early. I’m not brilliant but it you read too many one after the other it’s like a training course. Maybe I’ll book a cruise for The Floating Cooties.


  6. I just finished The Bookshop on the Shore which was a funny, delightful book. Sometimes it’s nice to read something funny and uplifting in this crazy life we all live in.


  7. Been looking forward to reading this book! I love a good laugh out loud book. Right now revisiting my shopaholic books on my drive to work and enjoying them again.


  8. Looking at my list of books read, I see that I need a bit more balance in my reading life. Not many funny books this past year, although I did chuckle a bit reading An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good byHelene Tursten .


  9. I’ve read all the Shopaholic books, although that was years ago! Right now i’m reading Things You Save In a Fire, which has its laughable moments.


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