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The Chaperone

Author : Laura Moriarty
ISBN : 9781594631436
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Accompanying a future famous actress from her Wichita home to New York, chaperone Cora Carlisle shares a life-changing five-week period with her ambitious teenage charge during which she discovers the promise of the 20th century and her own purpose in life. By the author of The Center of Everything. Reprint.

The Chaperone

Author : Laura Moriarty
ISBN : 9781101585658
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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.

The Chaperone

Author : Laura Moriarty
ISBN : 9780241961322
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On a summer's day in 1922 Cora Carlisle boards a train from Wichita, Kansas, to New York City, leaving behind a marriage that's not as perfect as it seems and a past that she buried long ago. She is charged with the care of a stunning young girl with a jet-black fringe and eyes wild and wise beyond her fifteen years. This girl is hungry for stardom and Cora for something she doesn't yet know. Cora will be many things in her lifetime - an orphan, a mother, a wife, a mistress - but in New York she is a chaperone and her life is about to change. It is here under the bright lights of Broadway, in a time when prohibition reigns and speakeasies with their forbidden whispers behind closed doors thrive, that Cora finds what she has been searching for. It is here, in a time when illicit thrills and daring glamour sizzle beneath the laws of propriety that her life truly begins. It is here that Cora and her charge, Louise Brooks, take their first steps towards their dreams.

The Chaperone

Author : Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne
ISBN : 9781412098694
Genre : Fiction
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Natalie hates being a call girl. Answering an ad, she becomes a chaperone for two teenaged girls on vacation in Europe. The girls are wicked. When the travelers return to America, one of them arrives with a baby.

The Chaperone

Author : Stanley W. Odle
ISBN : OCLC:639251460
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Winning Her Heart

Author : Nicola Cornick
ISBN : 1488766762
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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The Earl's Prize Although exiled to a life of genteel poverty, Miss Amy Bainbridge was a well-bred lady of honour. But when she found herself the recipient of a surprise windfall, her whole life changed! Not only did she re-enter society, she also gained the attention of London's most notorious gambler -- a rogue determined to claim her as his own! Joss, Earl of Tallant, was everything Amy despised in a man, but she was utterly intrigued by him. He certainly wasn't interested in her newfound fortune, so why was this renowned scoundrel pursuing her with such intent? And why was she finding his amorous attentions all but impossible to resist? The Chaperone Bride Lady Annis Wyncherley was never the bride. If this young widow was to remain as chaperone to society's misses, no scandal can be attached to her name. Rakes and romance were off-limits, most especially a rogue like the handsome Lord Adam Ashwick! But that was impossible when Adam started seducing his daughter's chaperon. Adam knew his attention could destroy Lady Wyncherley's fine reputation. He had no power to control the strong desires she aroused in him. Soon this reformed rogue was set on convincing stubborn Annis to become his chaperone bride...

The Drowsy Chaperone

Author : Lisa Lambert
ISBN : 1423425650
Genre : Musicals
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Ten songs from the Broadway musical that won the most 2006 Tonys, plus the New York Critics' Circle and Drama Desk awards for Best Musical.--From publisher description.

The Chaperone

Author : Meg Roberts
ISBN : 9781483445984
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East Of The Sun

Author : Julia Gregson
ISBN : 1439117802
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From award winner Julia Gregson, author of Jasmine Nights, this sweeping international bestseller brilliantly captures the lives of three young women on their way to a new life in India during the 1920s. As the Kaisar-I-Hind weighs anchor for Bombay in the autumn of 1928, its passengers ponder their fate in a distant land. They are part of the “Fishing Fleet”—the name given to the legions of English women who sail to India each year in search of husbands, heedless of the life that awaits them. The inexperienced chaperone Viva Holloway has been entrusted to watch over three unsettling charges. There’s Rose, as beautiful as she is naïve, who plans to marry a cavalry officer she has met a mere handful of times. Her bridesmaid, Victoria, is hell-bent on losing her virginity en route before finding a husband of her own. And shadowing them all is the malevolent presence of a disturbed schoolboy named Guy Glover. From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites to the poverty of Tamarind Street, from the sooty streets of London to the genteel conversation of the Bombay Yacht Club, East of the Sun takes us back to a world we hardly understand but yearn to know. This is a book that has it all: glorious detail, fascinating characters, and masterful storytelling.

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Author : Laura Moriarty
ISBN : 8415532725
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Wichita, Kansas, 1922: Even though Cora Carlisle is convinced her city is the center of the universe, she has to admit that her life is a bit dull. For this reason, when the Brooks family is looking for someone to accompany their daughter Louise to New York to study dance one summer, she does not hesitate. Louise and Cora could not be more different, but they learn to respect and appreciate each other in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Although Cora is fictitious, Louise Brooks became a very famous silent screen actress.

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