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The Chaperone [compact Disc]

By Laura Moriarty, 1970-

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.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

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  • CD F Moriarty [11 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9781611761283


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Moriarty, Laura, 1970-
Summary: 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.
Title: The chaperone [compact disc] / Laura Moriarty.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2012.
Subject: Brooks, Louise, 1906-1985 -- Fiction. Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction Middle-aged women -- Fiction New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781611761283
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Moriarty
Oclc: 781679471
Upc: 9781611761283
Bib Id: 414853

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Moriarty, Laura, 1970-
Summary: 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.
Title: The chaperone [compact disc] / Laura Moriarty.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2012.
Description: 11 sound discs (ca. 13 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Brooks, Louise, 1906-1985 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses -- Fiction
Subjects: Middle-aged women -- Fiction
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: McGovern, Elizabeth, 1961-
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Executive produced by Patti Pirooz ; produced and directed by Ali Muirden ; Penguin producer, Kiane McKiernan.
Notes: Reading by Elizabeth McGovern of the 2012 book.
ISBN: 9781611761283
Publisher Number: Z6810
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Moriarty
Medium: [compact disc]