Laura Moriarty’s The Chaperone is an enchanting story that ranges from the farms of Kansas to bustling 1920s New York City.
The Chaperone is inspired by the real-life relationship between the 15-year-old, future movie star Louise Brooks – cantankerous, irreverent, blossoming with sexuality and sporting her black bob with bangs – and the older, conservative, Midwestern woman who chaperoned Louise to New York City for a summer. It’s the story of an unlikely friendship between two women who couldn’t be more different, and how the summer spent together in New York City forever changes both their lives.
Moriarty’s early novels have earned widespread fans among readers and booksellers as well as critical acclaim. The Dallas Morning News has praised her “eye for detail and smart observations that elevate the novel above the level of mere domestic drama,” the Chicago Tribune calls her writing “graceful and poignant,” and The Boston Globe says “her voice illuminates the most mundane observations, turning the ordinary extraordinary.”
Laura Moriarty is the author of The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, and While I’m Falling. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and is now a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
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