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Emma Straub

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Emma Straub is from New York City. She is the author of the novels The Vacationers and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and the short story collection "Other People We Married." Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, New York Magazine, Tin House, The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and the The Paris Review Daily. She is a staff writer for Rookie. Straub lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.
Books by Emma:
    • The Vacationers

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 580

    This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging beginning, but interest declines

    • By Toby on 06-01-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Molly Ringwald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The enchanting story of a Midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tarnishes the Golden Age - No Oscar For You

    • By Mel on 09-15-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Other People We Married

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A rising literary star debuts with 12 wry, poignant stories of love, hope, and transformation....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this one

    • By May Lou on 01-24-13

    Regular price: $34.99