Laura Lamont's life in pictures: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick 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.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 757802e3-65e4-7100-c353-ccdd80181187
Grouping Title laura lamont s life in pictures
Grouping Author straub emma
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-17 04:50:01AM
Last Indexed 2018-08-17 04:56:34AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Ringwald, Molly.
author Straub, Emma.
author2-role Ringwald, Molly., hoopla digital.
author_display Straub, Emma
available_at_arlington Central, Columbia Pike, Westover
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction, Columbia Pike Adult Fiction, Westover Adult Fiction, hoopla
display_description Fleeing her family home in Wisconsin in the wake of a tragedy that compels her to pursue her acting career in golden-age Hollywood, Elsa enjoys the heady extravagances of her fame while struggling to remain true to herself and balance the needs of her family.
format_arlington Book, eAudio, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 757802e3-65e4-7100-c353-ccdd80181187
isbn 9781594488450, 9781611209815
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14890525||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b1391912x|.i17699538|Westover Adult Fiction|F STRAU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|May 14, 2018|waf||, ils:.b1391912x|.i17699551|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F STRAU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 08, 2018|oaf||, ils:.b1391912x|.i17699563|Central Adult Fiction|F STRAU|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 4, 2018|Jun 20, 2018|caf||, ils:.b1391912x|.i17699575|Central Adult Fiction|F STRAU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 14, 2018|caf||, overdrive:d61cf1bb-50ca-480a-beab-1ec5c9db2615|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
last_indexed 2018-08-17T08:56:34.135Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F STRAU, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central, Columbia Pike, Westover
primary_isbn 9781594488450
publishDate 2012
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14890525|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2012|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 35 min.)) : digital., ils:.b1391912x|Book|Books||English|Riverhead Books,|[2012]|306 pages ; 24., overdrive:d61cf1bb-50ca-480a-beab-1ec5c9db2615|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Dreamscape Media, LLC|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b14890525 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
overdrive:d61cf1bb-50ca-480a-beab-1ec5c9db2615 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:.b1391912x .i17699563 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 999
ils:.b1391912x .i17699575 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
ils:.b1391912x .i17699551 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
ils:.b1391912x .i17699538 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 999
subject_facet Fame -- Fiction, Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
title_display Laura Lamont's life in pictures
title_full Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures A Novel, Laura Lamont's life in pictures / Emma Straub, Laura Lamont's life in pictures [electronic resource] : a novel / Emma Straub
title_short Laura Lamont's life in pictures
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature