Oxmoor Page Turner’s Book Club: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Thiscaptivating novel is the story of the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922. Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study dance in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will transform their lives forever. In this layered and inventive story, Moriarty raises profound questions about family, sexuality, history, and whether it is luck or will—or a sturdy combination of the two—that makes for a wonderful life.
The Oxmoor Page Turner's Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Board room. All interested adults are welcome.