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Emma Straub

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Emma Straub is from New York City. Her first novel, Laura Lamonts 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 Corinnes Reminder, and many other journals, and she is a staff writer for Rookie. Emma lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband.

Genres: General Fiction, Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction
   Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures (2012)
   The Vacationers (2014)
   Modern Lovers (2016)
   All Adults Here (2020)
   This Time Tomorrow (2022)
   Fly Over State (2009)
   Other People We Married (2012)
Picture Books
   Very Good Hats (2023)
   Gaga Mistake Day (2024) (with Susan Straub)
Emma Straub recommends
The Prospectors (2023)
Ariel Djanikian
"Vivid and precise, this epic story asks what happens after the gold rush, to those whose pockets are deep and to those whose pockets have been picked. Djanikian brings the historical details to life as well as the moral questions of the present in this rich, glittering novel."
Prom Mom (2023)
Laura Lippman
"Prom Mom subverts the tabloid headline of its title into something more surprising, transgressive, and sexy. Laura Lippman is an absolute master of plot and timing, and I would follow her anywhere--even to the prom."
Do Tell (2023)
Lindsay Lynch
"There is little more alluring than the promise of secrets, and Do Tell is full of them--glamorous, tawdry, and human. Lindsay Lynch has created a rich portrait of the lives of early Hollywood's beautiful puppets and those holding their strings."
Once More with Feeling (2023)
Elissa Sussman
"This book is catnip for those of us who love boybands, musical theater, and second chances at first love. Written with humor and a fan's eye for adoration, Elissa Sussman has given us another hit."
The Daydreams (2023)
Laura Hankin
"Catnip for anyone who feels deeply about the private lives of popstars. If you wanted Britney free, read this book. If you wanted Justin Timberlake to pay for his crimes, read this book. Juicy and heartfelt. I couldn't put it down."
The Celebrants (2023)
Steven Rowley
"What can stave off the fear of death, or rescue you from one of life's less fatal heartbreaks? Steven Rowley, ever warm and witty, offers up lifelong friendship, and I am inclined to believe him."

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