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Giveaway! Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures by Emma Straub

Giveaway! Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures by Emma Straub

Yesterday, Caryn wrote about Emma Straub's new novel Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures and shared a champagne cake with cherry glaze recipe inspired by the book. As a refresher, here's a snippet of what she said about the novel:

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures follows Elsa Emerson, youngest of three daughters, as she leaves Door County, Wisc., to pursue an acting career in 1930s Hollywood. We watch as Elsa sheds her childhood self, leaves the skin of that young Wisconsin girl behind, and becomes Laura Lamont, Hollywood actress. Emma Straub ambitiously guides the reader through five decades of Elsa’s life, from one name to another, through marriages and children, through love and losses. Elsa uses Laura to free herself of the losses that Elsa Emerson has suffered, to become someone free to pursue both love and success in a place far from home. As Laura, too, begins to incur her own losses, our heroine spends the rest of her life sorting out the implications of allowing both Elsa Emerson and Laura Lamont to inhabit her body.

We were excited to see, also, that Ms. Straub enjoyed our posts as much as Caryn enjoyed her book...so much so that she blogged about it!

Emma Straub

No doubt you're wondering what all the fuss is about. Luckily, we partnered up with Riverhead Books to give one lucky PAPER/PLATES reader a free copy of the book! We're giving you a few ways to enter, and each action you take will count as an extra entry but, please, only take each of the following actions once. Entries will be accepted until Monday, October 22, 2012, and the winner will be contacted directly. Here's how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post;
  2. Follow @Paper_Plates_ on Twitter and tweet the following: "I want to win LAURA LAMONT'S LIFE IN PICTURES from @Paper_Plates_ http://bit.ly/QHyktQ";
  3. Like PAPER/PLATES on Facebook and share this picture;
  4. Follow PAPER/PLATES on Pinterest and pin the image below.

Laura Lamont Giveaway

So get your entries in! Anyone in the U.S. is eligible to enter through Monday, October 22, 2012.


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