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Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Enter for a chance to win an advance reading copy of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub (50 galleys available as ARCs, 50 available as eGalleys on NetGalley).

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 child's game of pretend.

While still in her teens, Elsa marries and flees to Los Angeles. There she is discovered by Irving Green, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, who refashions her as a serious, exotic brunette and renames her Laura Lamont. Irving becomes Laura's great love; she becomes an Academy Award-winning actress—and a genuine movie star. Laura experiences all the glamour and extravagance of the heady pinnacle of stardom in the studio-system era, but ultimately her story is a timeless one of a woman trying to balance career, family, and personal happiness, all while remaining true to herself.

Ambitious and richly imagined, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures is as intimate—and as bigger-than-life—as the great films of the golden age of Hollywood. Written with warmth and verve, it confirms Emma Straub's reputation as one of the most exciting new talents in fiction.

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Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

Sweepstakes begins May 9, 2012. Entries must be received no later than May 13, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Winners will be selected on or about May 18, 2012. Void where prohibited by law.

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Official Rules for the
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures Galley Sweepstakes

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Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.

How to Enter:

  1. To enter the Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures Galley Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), review these Official Rules and fill out the online entry form, including your first and last name, mailing address, email address and company name (if applicable). Entry for Sweepstakes begins May 9, 2012. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than May 13, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Limit one entry per person. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ("Sponsor"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Only online entries will be accepted.
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Winners:

  1. From all eligible entries received, fifty (50) print galley winners and fifty (50) e-galley winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on or about May 18, 2012 by Sponsor, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
  2. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prizes:

  1. There are fifty (50) print galleys and fifty (50) e-galleys of Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures, by Emma Straub to be awarded (Approximate Retail Value = $5.00). Though entrants will be able to specify which format they prefer on their entry forms, only fifty of each will be awarded.
  2. Entrants selected to win print galleys will receive them via postal mail, and those selected to win e-galleys will be notified via an email containing a link to access the Netgalley file. Once they receive the email, e-galley winners will have fifty-five (55) days to download the galley before their access to it expires.

Eligibility:

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Winners List:

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