The chaperone: a novel
The New York Times bestseller and the USA Today #1 Hot Fiction Pick for the summer, The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she’s in for. Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous black bob with blunt bangs, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will transform their lives forever. For Cora, the city holds the promise of discovery that might answer the question at the core of her being, and even as she does her best to watch over Louise in this strange and bustling place she embarks on a mission of her own. And while what she finds isn’t what she anticipated, she is liberated in a way she could not have imagined. Over the course of Cora’s relationship with Louise, her eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century and a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive. Drawing on the rich history of the 1920s,’30s, and beyond—from the orphan trains to Prohibition, flappers, and the onset of the Great Depression to the burgeoning movement for equal rights and new opportunities for women—Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone illustrates how rapidly everything, from fashion and hemlines to values and attitudes, was changing at this time and what a vast difference it all made for Louise Brooks, Cora Carlisle, and others like them.
Reading by Elizabeth McGovern of the 2012 book.
New York :Riverhead Books,c2012.
"A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives"--Provided by publisher.
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In the summer of 1922, only a few years before she became a famous actress of the silent screen and an icon for her generation, fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks left Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she was accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who was neither mother nor friend. Little is known about the real chaperone, but Laura Moriarty imagines her as Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reason for making the trip. Of course, Cora has no idea what she's in for: young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her black bob with bangs, was known for her arrogance, her lack of respect for convention, and her keen intelligence. Cora is hardly a stranger to adversity, but by the time their train pulls into Grand Central Station, she fears that supervising her cunning young charge will be at best exhausting and at worst impossible. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change one, if not both, of their lives forever. For Cora, New York holds the promise of discovery that might provide solace to a lifetime of yearning, and so even as she does her best to endure and watch over Louise in a strange and bustling city, she secretly perseveres on her own mission. She does indeed make a great discovery, and though it isn't the one she anticipates, it liberates her in a way she could not have imagined. The United States has been steadily moving out of the Victorian era and into the modern world, but the pace has been so much quicker in New York. Over the course of the summer, Cora's eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century, and she returns to Kansas with a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive., LT F MORIA, Large print edition., Large type books., MAIN, MWT10024752, McGovern, Elizabeth,1961-|Narrator, Middle-aged women, Midwesteengrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Moriarty, Laura,1970-, Motion picture actors and actresses, New York (N.Y.), New York :Riverhead Books,c2012., OCLC Holdings Updated 20130919, Read by Elizabeth McGovern., Reading by Elizabeth McGovern of the 2012 book., Streaming audiobook., The chaperone /Laura Moriarty., The chaperoneLaura Moriarty., The chaperonea novel /Laura Moriarty., Thorndike Press large print core series., Thorndike Press large print core., Unabridged., Z0VIA, Z6810Blackstone Audio, [New York] :Penguin Audio,p2012., [United States] :Penguin Audio :Made available through hoopla,2012., audios, caf07-25-12mh3, computerc, data file, digital, hoopla digital., n-us-ny, online resourcecr, othersz, pcc, qafea06-10-15mn-, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume|
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|subject_facet||Brooks, Louise, -- 1906-1985 -- Fiction, Large type books, Middle-aged women -- Fiction, Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Chaperone, The Chaperone A Novel, The chaperone / Laura Moriarty, The chaperone [electronic resource] : a novel / Laura Moriarty, The chaperone [sound recording] / Laura Moriarty|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature|