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Emma Straub is the New York Times‒bestselling author of The Vacationers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Condé Nast Traveler, and she is a contributing writer for Rookie. Straub's work has been published in fifteen countries.

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The Vacationers

3.14 avg rating — 43,029 ratings — published 2014
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Modern Lovers

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Laura Lamont's Life in Pict...

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Other People We Married

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Fly Over State

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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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Really incredible. An inside-out Henry James novel. Rather staggering.
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“Families were nothing more than hope cast out in a wide net, everyone wanting only the best.”
Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision. Marriages, like ships, needed steering, and steady hands at the wheel.”
Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“Once Charles arrived, Franny would start laughing the way she had when she was twenty-four, and the rest of them could start setting one another on fire for all she cared. That’s what best friends did: ruin people for everyone else.”
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