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The chaperone : [a novel]

Author: Laura Moriarty; Elizabeth McGovern; Penguin Group.; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., ℗2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : CD for computer : MP3 : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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. For the chaperone, Cora Carlisle, New York holds the promise of discovery that might provide solace to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: Louise Brooks; Louise Brooks
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Moriarty; Elizabeth McGovern; Penguin Group.; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455154333 1455154334
OCLC Number: 769185920
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Compact disc, MP3 format.
"Tracks Every 10 Minutes and by Chapter."
Credits: Produced by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Performer(s): Read by Elizabeth McGovern.
Description: 1 audio disc (approximately 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Responsibility: by Laura Moriarty.

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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. For the chaperone, Cora Carlisle, 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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