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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Emma Straub

The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood's golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura's great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress-and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures is as intimate-and as bigger-than-life-as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub's reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood's golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura's great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress-and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures is as intimate-and as bigger-than-life-as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub's reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.
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The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood's golden age. In 1920, Elsa Emerson, the youngest and blondest of three sisters, is born in idyllic Door County, Wisconsin. Her family owns the Cherry County Playhouse, and more than anything, Elsa relishes appearing onstage, where she soaks up the approval of her father and the embrace of the audience. But when tragedy strikes her family, her acting becomes more than a child¹s game of pretend. While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura's great love; she becomes an Academy Award­-winning actress-and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself. Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures is as intimate-and as bigger-than-life-as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub's reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Molly Ringwald

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:23


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:14


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:46


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:18


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:53


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:17


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:46


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:17


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:31


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:38


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:44


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:44


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:40


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:34