The Chaperone With her shiny black bob and milky skin, Louise Brooks epitomized silent-film glamour. But in Laura Moriarty's engaging new novel The Chaperone , Brooks is… The Chaperone With her shiny black bob and milky skin, Louise Brooks epitomized silent-film glamour. But in Laura Moriarty's engaging new novel The Chaperone , Brooks is… 2012-06-05 Fiction Riverhead
Book Review

The Chaperone (2012)

PRECOCIOUS STAR Moriarty's inspiring novel centers on silent-film star Louise Brooks in her teenage years
PRECOCIOUS STAR Moriarty's inspiring novel centers on silent-film star Louise Brooks in her teenage years
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2012; Writer: Laura Moriarty; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Riverhead

With her shiny black bob and milky skin, Louise Brooks epitomized silent-film glamour. But in Laura Moriarty's engaging new novel The Chaperone, Brooks is just a hyper-precocious and bratty 15-year-old, and our protagonist, 36-year-old Cora Carlisle, has the not-easy mission of keeping the teenager virtuous while on a trip from their native Kansas to New York City. After a battle of wills, there's a sudden change of destiny for both women, with surprising and poignant results. B+

Originally posted May 23, 2012 Published in issue #1209-1210 Jun 01, 2012 Order article reprints
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