Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

By Emma Straub
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410453990, 471pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2012 Indie Next List
“Despite what the gorgeous dresses, extravagant jewelry, and exotic mansions might suggest, movie stars are people, too. Elsa Emerson learns as a nine-year-old in Door County, Wisconsin, that she loves the limelight, and she spends her life both seeking it out and resisting it. Elsa moves to Hollywood, becomes film star Laura Lamont, loves, loses, succeeds, and fails. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures gives readers a well-crafted, wistful, inside look into the glory days of Tinseltown.”
-- Hannah Johnson-Breimeier, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI

The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood's golden age. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Straub's reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

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