Staff Pick: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub"The debut novel by acclaimed short-story writer Emma Straub, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures follows a plucky blonde in the 1920s as she moves from her Wisconsin childhood to Academy Award-winning adulthood.”“Dramatic, human and historical: like a classic Hollywood movie…Straub knows when to linger and when to be brief, and her portrayal of Elsa/Laura’s relationships is exquisite…Peppered with stunningly crafted sentences and heart-twisting storytelling, the richness of this full life is portrayed with perceptive clarity.”—BUST Magazine “At once a delicious depiction of Hollywood’s golden age and a sweet, fulfilling story about one woman’s journey through fame, love, and loss.”—Boston Globe

Staff Pick: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

"The debut novel by acclaimed short-story writer Emma Straub, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures follows a plucky blonde in the 1920s as she moves from her Wisconsin childhood to Academy Award-winning adulthood.”

“Dramatic, human and historical: like a classic Hollywood movie…Straub knows when to linger and when to be brief, and her portrayal of Elsa/Laura’s relationships is exquisite…Peppered with stunningly crafted sentences and heart-twisting storytelling, the richness of this full life is portrayed with perceptive clarity.”—BUST Magazine

“At once a delicious depiction of Hollywood’s golden age and a sweet, fulfilling story about one woman’s journey through fame, love, and loss.”—Boston Globe