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Chaperone the de Laura Moriarty
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Chaperone the (2012 original; edició 2012)

de Laura Moriarty

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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.
Membre:mikitchenlady
Títol:Chaperone the
Autors:Laura Moriarty
Informació:Penguin Books (2012), Paperback
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****1/2
Etiquetes:2012, audible, Prohibition, historical fiction, silent films, New York, 1920s

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I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I still haven't read the blurb so I had no idea what to expect.

The author's voice and writing style made it easy for me to get into the book right away and the Cora's story held me until the very last sentence.

I don't read a lot of "chick lit" but every once in a while, a good character-driven story, free from murder and mayhem, is nice. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
I wasn't fully engaged until finding that both the main character, Cora, and where she lives, Wichita, Kansas, will soon be contrasted with Cora chaperoning the young, charismatic Louise Brooks as she goes to study dance in New York City. I was at first focused on Louise, and shared Cora's concerns about her. But despite Louise's flash, Cora is indeed the more complex and interesting character. AT no point ws I really able to predict what was to happen.
This was another great book to listen to. Elizabeth McGovern, who narrates, displayed talents I didn't know she had. ( )
  dcvance | May 4, 2021 |
I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, although I do agree with some of the negative reviews. Yes, the main characters do not seem believable. Also, the historical facts left me with a sense that the main character was a female version of Forest Gump, with historical titbits showing up here and there. Yet, yet…

I was drawn in by the idea that between peoples’ public facades and their private lives may be an abyss. I think of myself as a milder version of the fictionalized Louise Brown, in the sense that my thoughts and believes are very much exposed, and that often I have paid the price for being vocal or outward about subjects that were “unpopular”. But I have seen and admired people that are able to walk on that very fine line where their dignity and integrity were not damaged, yet they did not expose themselves to others scrutiny, or caused a stir with their views or attitudes. Oh, yes, we do need the Louise Browns of the world to move things along. But I admire those that live their lives in quiet rectitude.

My rating is 3.5 really.
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  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
Overall liked the story, some of the bigger picture,historical context stuff was a little clunky. Grew to like Cora as the book progressed,but she was pretty stodgy in the New York section. I found Louise to be totally unlikable throughout ( )
  naoph | Jan 1, 2021 |
Louse Brooks is the real part of this historical fiction. Cora Carlisle as her chaperone in NYC is not. But it makes for a great story. Headed to the city for the summer so Louise can dance with the prestigious Denishaw company, Cora has her own agenda to accomplish. She had been sent west on an orphan train in her childhood, but wants to find out about her birth parents and her time at the New York home for Friendless Girls. She makes no headway with the nuns so decides to charm the handyman Joseph Schmidt - and finds a friend and later a lover. She does locate her birth mother, but the encounter is not what she expected. Chaperoning Louise is also not what she expected as the 15 year-old is a handful and a magnet for trouble. Meanwhile, Cora's society life and a long-held secret are waiting for her back in Wichita. How she reconciles who she has become in NYC with who she has been in Wichita is interesting and thoughtful if a little far-fetched. Fascinating look at the 1920s and the changing mores that represented a threat to the established norm. Apparently every age goes through this, but this book makes a case for open-mindedness and tolerance and the fact that life is never black and white. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
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Laura Moriartyautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
McGovern, ElizabethNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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When a lovely woman stoops to folly, she can always find someone to stoop with her but not always someone to lift her up again to the level where she belongs. - "Mr. Grundy", For Atlantic Monthly 1920

It excited him, too, that many men had already loved Daisy-it increased her value in his eyes. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925

There is not Garbo! There is no Dietrich! There is only Louise Brooks! - Henri Langlois, 1955
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The first time Cora heard the name Louise Brooks, she was parked outside the Wichita Library in a Model-T Ford, waiting for the rain to stop.
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