Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, by Emma Straub (Riverhead Books)

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Last March—as readers of this blog may recall—Jennifer Lawrence climbed the stairs to accept the Oscar for Best Actress, and tripping on the hem of her voluminous gown, fell on her way to the stage. But like the young and seemingly unflappable person she is, she gamely brushed herself off and kept going. I still [….]