Laura Emma


Laura Emma
Author: Kate Greathead
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501156632
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Laura Emma by Kate Greathead, Laura Emma Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Laura Emma books, “Masterly deftness, funny sentence by funny sentence...a moving and intricately braided story of two mothers.”—JONATHAN FRANZEN, The Guardian This “beguiling, addictive read” (People, Book of the Week) and Belletrist Book Club pick about a blue-blooded single mother raising her daughter in rarefied New York City is a “carefully observed family story [that] rings true to life” (The New York Times Book Review). Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets a man. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she’s pregnant. Enter: Emma. “Unputdownable” (Library Journal) and “wryly observed” (Vogue), Laura & Emma follows Laura as she raises Emma in New York City over the next fifteen years. With wit and compassion, Kate Greathead explores the many flaws and quirks that make us human. Laura’s story hosts a cast of effervescent and original characters, including her eccentric mother, who informs her society friends and Emma herself that she was fathered by a Swedish sperm donor; her brother, whose childhood stutter reappears in the presence of their forbidding father; an exceptionally kind male pediatrician; and her overbearing best friend, whose life has followed the Park Avenue script in every way except for childbearing. “Kate Greathead’s debut novel gamely takes on class conflict, single motherhood, and the discreet pretension of the 1980s Upper East Side” (New York magazine) and is a “layered story about mothers and daughters and identity” (Entertainment Weekly). Told in vignettes whose every “restrained and understated sentence has been polished to glittering brightness” (Vox), Laura & Emma is “an incisive comedy of manners about class divides and the ‘burdens’ of being born privileged” (Esquire) and “a thoughtful novel of trying to find oneself despite an assigned place in the world” (Publishers Weekly).


Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors
Language: en
Pages: 113
Authors: Laura Emma Lockwood
Categories: Sonnets, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1916 - Publisher:
Books about Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors
Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors
Language: en
Pages: 113
Authors: Laura Emma Lockwood
Categories: Sonnets, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1916 - Publisher:
Books about Sonnets, Selected from English and American Authors
Laura & Emma
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Kate Greathead
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-13 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Masterly deftness, funny sentence by funny sentence...a moving and intricately braided story of two mothers.”—JONATHAN FRANZEN, The Guardian This “beguiling, addictive read” (People, Book of the Week) and Belletrist Book Club pick about a blue-blooded single mother raising her daughter in rarefied New York City is a “carefully observed family
Lexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton
Language: en
Pages: 671
Authors: Laura Emma Lockwood
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1907 - Publisher:
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Spalding Memorial; a Genealogical History of Edward Spalding, of Massachusetts Bay, and His Descendants/ Samuel J. Spalding
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Samuel Jones Spalding
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1872 - Publisher:
Books about Spalding Memorial; a Genealogical History of Edward Spalding, of Massachusetts Bay, and His Descendants/ Samuel J. Spalding
Lexicon of the English Poetical Works of John Milton
Language: en
Pages: 684
Authors: Laura Emma Lockwood
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02 - Publisher: Nelson Press
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Helen Leeson, Or, The Belle of New York
Language: en
Pages: 367
Authors: Laura Emma Lockwood
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1890 - Publisher:
Books about Helen Leeson, Or, The Belle of New York
Alone
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Marion Harland
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1871 - Publisher:
Books about Alone
The Whitney Family of Connecticut, and Its Affiliations
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen Whitney Phoenix
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1878 - Publisher:
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Lloyd's Register of Shipping
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen Whitney Phoenix
Categories: Shipping
Type: BOOK - Published: 1887 - Publisher:
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