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The Chaperone



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Author
Moriarty, Laura
Descriptors
Adoption
Dancers
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Homosexuality
Movie Stars
Orphans
Prohibition
Theater
Theater Scene
Women's Fiction
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Kansas
New York (City)
Time Period:
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
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Summary
It's 1922 when 36-year-old housewife and mother Cora Carlisle learns that 17-year-old neighbor Louise Brooks needs a chaperone in order to attend dance school in New York City. Cora jumps at the chance to leave Wichita, Kansas for a couple of months to assist the rebellious teenager and to search for answers on her own secret mission. The two form an unlikely bond, even as Louise gets her ticket to big screen fame and Cora's eyes are opened to the promise of long-delayed happiness.
Critique
Set in the 1920s and beyond, this page-turner is not afraid to take on hot topics of the day, like women's rights, prohibition, the Klu Klux Klan and homophobia, and will captivate you from page one. While Louise Brooks' rise to fame is interesting, she is a minor character. The true heroine of this book is Cora, who overcomes adversity with style and class. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9781594487019
  iBistro
# of Pages
371
Published
2012
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Reviewer's Initials: CO AJ AJ


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