The Chaperone

By Laura Moriarty
(Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594487019, 371pp.)

Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2012 Indie Next List
“Silent film star Louise Brooks was accustomed to being the center of attention, but that is not the case in this exquisite novel about the summer of 1922 when 15-year-old Louise traveled to New York for dance training. At the center of this story is her chaperone, 36-year-old Cora Carlisle, who has reasons of her own for traveling to New York that fateful summer. Cora's story is one of casting after the classic American dream with a few unexpected twists, and Moriarty's writing captures it perfectly.”
-- Katherine Osborne, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, ME



About the Author
Laura Moriarty received her master's degree from the University of Kansas, and was awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. Her first novel was The Center of Everything. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
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