Laura & Emma

Laura & Emma

A tender, witty debut novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the upper crust of New York City society in the late twentieth century from a nine-time Moth StorySLAM champion. 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He va A tender, witty debut novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the upper crust of New York City society...

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Title:Laura & Emma
Author:Kate Greathead
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1501156608
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:337 pages pages

Laura & Emma Reviews

  • Elyse
    Feb 08, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

  • ♥ Marlene♥
    May 14, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

    Laura & Emma (Kate Greathead, Simon & Shuster, March 2018) brings the reader on a journey without a destination. And although it?s a thoroughly enjoyable journey, I would have appreciated a destination nevertheless. All along, I mistakenly thought the book was moving towards ...

    Well I can say one thing about this book and that is that I tried. I really tried but I can't do it no more. I am not emotionally invested in the main characters at all and I do not care what they are doing or are going to do. What a bore. Now I am not someone who always needs to have ...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Jan 24, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Feb 10, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

    Laura & Emma (Kate Greathead, Simon & Shuster, March 2018) brings the reader on a journey without a destination. And although it?s a thoroughly enjoyable journey, I would have appreciated a destination nevertheless. All along, I mistakenly thought the book was moving towards ...

    Well I can say one thing about this book and that is that I tried. I really tried but I can't do it no more. I am not emotionally invested in the main characters at all and I do not care what they are doing or are going to do. What a bore. Now I am not someone who always needs to have ...

    Laura & Emma is a collection of brilliant tiny stories, some only a few paragraphs, that amazingly reveal, like a haiku, the eccentric whimseys of a mother, her daughter, her daughter's daughter, her daughter's best friend, and her daughter's best friend's daughter. It's a delight ...

  • Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books
    Mar 02, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

    Laura & Emma (Kate Greathead, Simon & Shuster, March 2018) brings the reader on a journey without a destination. And although it?s a thoroughly enjoyable journey, I would have appreciated a destination nevertheless. All along, I mistakenly thought the book was moving towards ...

    Well I can say one thing about this book and that is that I tried. I really tried but I can't do it no more. I am not emotionally invested in the main characters at all and I do not care what they are doing or are going to do. What a bore. Now I am not someone who always needs to have ...

    Laura & Emma is a collection of brilliant tiny stories, some only a few paragraphs, that amazingly reveal, like a haiku, the eccentric whimseys of a mother, her daughter, her daughter's daughter, her daughter's best friend, and her daughter's best friend's daughter. It's a delight ...

    I requested Laura & Emma because it ticked every box in my ?oh, this is going to be so good? reading checklist. Debut? Check. Female author? Check. New York City? Check. Quirky female protagonist? Double check because she?s rich as well. The novel is the story of Laura, a you...

  • Sarah Obsesses over Books & Cookies
    Mar 20, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

  • Patty
    Feb 03, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Jan 28, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

  • Mary
    Mar 19, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 07, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

  • Bam
    Feb 28, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 01, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

  • Karly
    Feb 06, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

  • jendlo
    Mar 12, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

  • Cindy H.
    Jan 27, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

  • Irene Adam
    Mar 13, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

  • Tara - Running 'n' Reading
    Mar 21, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

  • Victoria
    Apr 22, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

  • Nancy
    Feb 05, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Mar 01, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

  • Wendi Lee
    Mar 07, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Mar 19, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

    Laura & Emma (Kate Greathead, Simon & Shuster, March 2018) brings the reader on a journey without a destination. And although it?s a thoroughly enjoyable journey, I would have appreciated a destination nevertheless. All along, I mistakenly thought the book was moving towards ...

    Well I can say one thing about this book and that is that I tried. I really tried but I can't do it no more. I am not emotionally invested in the main characters at all and I do not care what they are doing or are going to do. What a bore. Now I am not someone who always needs to have ...

    Laura & Emma is a collection of brilliant tiny stories, some only a few paragraphs, that amazingly reveal, like a haiku, the eccentric whimseys of a mother, her daughter, her daughter's daughter, her daughter's best friend, and her daughter's best friend's daughter. It's a delight ...

    I requested Laura & Emma because it ticked every box in my ?oh, this is going to be so good? reading checklist. Debut? Check. Female author? Check. New York City? Check. Quirky female protagonist? Double check because she?s rich as well. The novel is the story of Laura, a you...

    Thank you to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. The key to loving Laura & Emma is loving Laura?s voice and the writing style (which I did)?because there isn?t a ton of action to propel the story. It?s been compared to the TV show Gilmor...

  • Ellen
    Nov 25, 2017

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Mar 25, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Feb 27, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

  • Marie
    Feb 24, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jan 17, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

  • Natalie
    Dec 12, 2017

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

  • BELLETRIST
    Apr 03, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

  • Sally Stieglitz
    Jan 27, 2018

    ??You?re not supposed to cry when someone gives you a present.?? Although I?m not actually a reader of what I call ??Family Conflict?? novels, I cannot say ??no?? to stories whose protagonists are single parents. I consider the women and men who decide ...

    Kooky and Quirky are words that kept popping into my head as I read - and enjoyed ?Laura & Emma?...... with dialogue that included such sayings as ?hippy-dippy?, ?lousy-goosey?, and ?hoity-toity?. Don?t get me wrong - there ?are? plenty of serious themes ...

    Nothing big happens in this novel. There are no big splashy scenes, no dramatic renderings, no horrific accidents, just the life lived of a young woman, Laura and her daughter Emma. Just life as it goes day by day, in all it's often messy glory. Laura comes from a very privileged backg...

    A pensive, subtle story that provides us scenes in a life from the weighty to the commonplace. I read a column recently where the writer extolled the virtues of memoirs of lives that exemplified the challenges and realities of our common, daily existence, those that didn?t face th...

    What I loved most about this book, was the unexpected heroine, Laura. She is an unassuming woman who dresses plainly despite her beauty and avoids social gatherings. However, she takes delight in the fisherman?s gaze when she sunbathes topless. She spends an eight week summer vacatio...

    Laura and Emma is a beautifully written book about the relationship between a mother and daughter, each an individual who marches to the beat of a different drummer. They are born into privilege in New York City?s Upper East Side, and Laura in particular struggles to separate herself...

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. What a beautiful debut novel from Kate Greathead! Laura and Kate deals with the relationship between a single mother and her headstrong daughter. Set in New York City during t...

    A delightfully fun, character-driven debut novel by Kate Greathead about Laura, a quirky young single mother, raising her daughter Emma in NYC. But "life hadn't required Laura to navigate unknown territory on her own." She is a WASP descendant of one of the Robber Barons of old and...

    This is a quirky little book that has short chapters which makes for quick reading. I really enjoyed this book and laughed out loud in many spots. This is Kate Greathead?s debut novel and I think she did a great job with it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from...

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review DNF @ 20% I wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I loved Gilmore Girls and when a book is being touted as comparable to it, I knew I had to have it. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the writing style. O...

    Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead follows the relationship between mothers and daughters, told in vignettes against the changing times between 1980 and 1995. It is a comedy of manners novel with loads of laugh out loud moments. Laura comes from a wealthy New York City family descen...

    APRIL #BELLETRISTBOOK is in! 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 Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she?s pregnant. Enter: Emma.... ???...

    This is such a special and charming book about an odd and delightful heroine, Laura, and her relationship with her daughter, Emma. Told in a series of vignettes that begin with Emma?s unusual conception and end with the sad separation of the two. Greathead paints an authentic por...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com 'Laura was envious of others? accounts of struggle, which were recalled with a certain fondness. It had been an adventure, the thrill of the hustle; they?d chased a dream against the odds, and now they were living it. She could on...

    "Laura and Emma" is a beautiful and brave big book. From so many little miraculously interesting stories, something big emerges. And the writing! The writing is incredibly beautiful. Kate Greathead is a wonderfully gifted storyteller. Each section?the book is divided by years?m...

    Maybe I?m being a little more generous with my stars than usual, but this book felt inordinately special, charming, and completely took me by surprise with the big (but quiet?) feels it evoked. I wasn?t sure what to expect of it before reading, and even after finishing? it has le...

    3.5 Told through vignettes over about a 14 year period in which we meet Laura who is a well off girl who isn't interested in embodying someone who is wealthy but she's also not against taking any monetary gifts. She doesn't wear makeup and she chooses to live in Harlem. She doesn't dre...

    Laura is a single mother in NYC who comes from a good bit of money. She's the "Plain Jane" type and doesn't seem to get too excited about many things. After a random one night stand, Laura becomes pregnant with Emma. The novel continues with the story of Laura and Emma's lives and the ...

    Laura is a single mother, hailing from a wealthy Upper East Side family, raising Emma during the 80's and 90's. We see vignettes of mother and daughter through the decades; and if I can be absolutely honest, I wish it had been more than just vignettes, which left me feeling removed fro...

    Many thanks to Simon & Schuster Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Kate Greathead?s debut novel Laura & Emma. Billed as a literary Gilmore Girls, set during the tumultuous 1980s, this book was surprisingly quiet and thoughtful. It?s the story of in...

    I thought I would love this book as it was compared to The Gilmore Girls and was billed as the story of the relationship of a single mom and her daughter living in NYC. However, I did not. The main character Laura is just boring and while she does have some interesting observations abo...

    I received a free e-copy of this book and have chosen to write an honest and unbiased review. I have no personal affiliation with the author. I did not enjoy this book. This is the story of a single mother and her daughter as she becomes a young woman. The characters all seemed quite s...

    A snore of a story set in the city that never sleeps. It's as though the author talked wrote to hear her own voice. Told in vignettes by year, the story is really just copious descriptions of the minutiae in the life an uptown woman ? whose daughter's upbringing paralleled mine, m...

    It's no secret that I'm a sucker for debut novels; I also really enjoy novels that are organized in vignettes, a style that is not often utilized but, when done well, can be very pleasing. When I heard that Laura & Emma had been recommended to fans of Gilmore Girls and Ladybird, an...

    Laura And Emma By Kate Greathead What it's all about... Laura is an ?upper class? girl...New York private schools, trust funds, and a family beach house that no one uses but her. By an unbelievable accident...she becomes pregnant. She decides to stay pregnant and has Em...

    Laura & Emma (Kate Greathead, Simon & Shuster, March 2018) brings the reader on a journey without a destination. And although it?s a thoroughly enjoyable journey, I would have appreciated a destination nevertheless. All along, I mistakenly thought the book was moving towards ...