Laura Moriarty: The Chaperone

Wednesday, June 19th

6-7:30PM

 

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.

 

Laura Moriarty discusses and signs her book, The Chaperone ($16.00).

 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleans
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