The Chaperone

By Laura Moriarty; McGovern Elizabeth (Read by)
(Penguin Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781611761283, 11pp.)

Publication Date: July 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Audio Cassette, MP3 CD, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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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 is the author of the national besteller The Chaperone as well as?The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, and While I?m Falling. She lives in Kansas.




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  1. The Chaperone opens with Cora Carlisle waiting out a rainstorm in a car with a friend when she hears about Louise Brooks for the first time. What do we learn about Cora in this scene? What does it tell us about her and the world she lives in? Why does Laura Moriarty, the author, choose to open the novel this way? Why do you think she waits to introduce us to Brooks?

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