Friday, September 21, 2012
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
It's 1920, and Elsa Emerson lives in Door County, Wisconsin. She is the baby of the family who runs the Cherry County Playhouse, which caters to the summer tourists. This amateur theatrical company brings in "professional" actors to supplement the family's talents, and with four lovely blond Emerson daughters, summer romances are in the air. Elsa marries one of the actors, goes to L.A., and is reincarnated as "Laura Lamont," a contract actress to one of the big studios. A very enjoyable read, with likeable characters and a happy ending. Good writing moves the story along, and the book is told in a start to finish manner, which is a refreshing change of pace.
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