Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big 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 is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip. She has no idea what she’s in for: Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous blunt bangs and black bob, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever.
Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone, will present a program at 7 pm Thursday, October 4, at the Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park.
More about Moriarty's other books at www. lauramoriarty.net