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    • Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Molly Ringwald
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

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

    • By Mel on 09-15-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Modern Lovers

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Jen Tullock
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 860
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 750

    Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable!

    • By G on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Vacationers

    • By: Emma Straub
    • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 561

    For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan.

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

    • By Toby on 06-01-14

    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 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A rising literary star debuts with 12stories of love, hope, and transformation. Two grown sisters struggle with old assumptions about each other as they stumble to build a new relationship in "A Map of Modern Palm Springs." Rome is the setting of "Puttanesca", as two young widows move tentatively forward, still surrounded by ghosts and disappointments from the past. These 12 stories, filled with the sharp humor, emotional acuity, and joyful language that are sure to become Straub's hallmarks, announce the arrival of a major new talent.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Skip this one

    • By May Lou Hely on 01-24-13

    Regular price: $34.99