The Resource The chaperone : a novel, Laura Moriarty, (electronic resource)

The chaperone : a novel, Laura Moriarty, (electronic resource)

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The chaperone : a novel
Title
The chaperone
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laura Moriarty
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Language
eng
Summary
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 different-and 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 for convention, and her keen intelligence. Cora is hardly a stranger to adversity, but by the time their train pulls into Grand Central Station, she fears that supervising her cunning young charge will be at best exhausting and at worst impossible. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change one, if not both, of their lives forever. For Cora, New York holds the promise of discovery that might provide solace to a lifetime of yearning, and so even as she does her best to endure and watch over Louise in a strange and bustling city, she secretly perseveres on her own mission. She does indeed make a great discovery, and though it isn't the one she anticipates, it liberates her in a way she could not have imagined. The United States has been steadily moving out of the Victorian era and into the modern world, but the pace has been so much quicker in New York. Over the course of the summer, Cora's eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century, and she returns to Kansas with a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive
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Midwest
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1970-
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Moriarty, Laura
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Elizabeth McGovern
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1961-
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  • McGovern, Elizabeth
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  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Middle-aged women
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
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adult
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The chaperone : a novel, Laura Moriarty, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10024752
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 15 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481563963
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MWT10024752
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sound
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Label
The chaperone : a novel, Laura Moriarty, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10024752
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 15 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481563963
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024752
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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