Ashland : Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012
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Number of tracks: 14
Transfer to Apple device: Yes
OverDrive subjects: Fiction, Literature
Reader: Elizabeth McGovern
Inspired by the real-life relationship between future movie star Louise Brooks and the woman who chaperoned her to New York City for a summer, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two women who couldn't be more differentand how it changes both their lives.In the summer of 1922, only a few years before she became a famous actress of the silent screen and an icon for her generation, fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks left Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she was accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who was neither mother nor friend. Little is known about the real chaperone, but Laura Moriarty imagines her as Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reason for making the trip. Of course, Cora has no idea what she's in for: young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her black bob with bangs, was known for her arrogance, her lack of respect..
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Additional Credits: McGovern, Elizabeth
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The Chaperone begins in 1922 with Cora Carlisle, a 36 year old housewife and mother of grown boys, who accompanies 15 year old Louise Brooks (a real life dancer and silent film star) to New York City as her adult chaperone. The story covers their time in New York and also follows Cora's life for the next 50+ years. This well-written story has interesting plot turns with elements of real life American history and social issues added for authenticity. The characters are brought to life by the expert narration of Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book!
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