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The Resource The Chaperone, Moriarty, Laura, (electronic resource)

The Chaperone, Moriarty, Laura, (electronic resource)

Label
The Chaperone
Title
The Chaperone
Statement of responsibility
Moriarty, Laura
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10078886
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Chaperone, Moriarty, Laura, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3B6C673B-940D-4058-8136-C4ED20F3548C
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Control code
ocn841333872
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101585658
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
3B6C673B-940D-4058-8136-C4ED20F3548C
System control number
(OCoLC)841333872
Label
The Chaperone, Moriarty, Laura, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3B6C673B-940D-4058-8136-C4ED20F3548C
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Control code
ocn841333872
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource.
  • 1 online resource (384 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101585658
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
3B6C673B-940D-4058-8136-C4ED20F3548C
System control number
(OCoLC)841333872

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