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Emma Straub is from New York City. Her first novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, will be published by Riverhead Books in September 2012. Her debut story collection Other People We Married, arrived in February 2012, also published by Riverhead Books. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by Tin House, The Paris Review Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time, Slate, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, and many other journals, and she is a staff writer for Rookie. Emma lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband.


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Eeeek! It’s here! It’s here! This is the gorgeous face that Riverhead has given my book. I am in love with it. Out 5/29.

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Other People We Married
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"A callow young actress transforms into an alluring screen siren in the debut novel, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, set during Hollywood's lavish golden age." ...More

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While this novel was certainly gripping, and I wanted to read to the end, the epistolary format was getting me down. And though I love a bummer as much as the next girl, I kept wanting to shake the unhappy people who populate this book.
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" Wonderful language. No word is wasted and every story is a gem. "
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“She wanted the world to stop and take notice before hobbling forward, forever changed. The problem was that no one seemed to be changed but her.”
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“... She might have thought that it was the case, that all things worked out in the end, and that the world was a benevolent place, but she knew better now, and had to fake it.”
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“... She was as beautiful and lost as a landlocked mermaid.”
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