The ChaperoneBook - 2012
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Moriarty, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, has crafted a complex story about birth and death and time, but also about how, as our country has evolved socially, a person’s opinions can evolve while that person still remains essentially who they are. Cora Carl... Read More »
JCLBeckyC Feb 27, 2013
This was my favorite book of 2012. Here's my review of it on our staff picks blog: https://www.jocolibrary.org/we-recommend/reviews/chaperone-laura-moriarty-0
An unusual friendship develops between adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old Wichita woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer in 1922.
JCLMelodyMK Dec 31, 2016
I read this book for my book group and enjoyed it very much. It's thrilling to know that we have a local author in the area that writes such interesting historical fiction.
JCLBrownM Jul 10, 2013
While this is a compelling story, pieces of it feel like a history text rather than historical fiction.
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The young can exasperate, of course, and frighten, and condescend, and insult, and cut you with their still unrounded edges. But they can also drag you, as you protest and scold and try to pull away, right up to the window of the future, and even push you through.
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