Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Due out: June 5, 2012

Product Description taken from Amazon:
A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both.

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.

For Cora, New York holds the promise of discovery that might prove an answer to the question at the center of her being, and even as she does her best to watch over Louise in a strange and bustling city, she embarks on her own mission. And while what she finds isn’t what she anticipated, it liberates her in a way she could not have imagined. Over the course of the summer, Cora’s eyes are opened to the promise of the twentieth century and a new understanding of the possibilities for being fully alive.

How about you? What are you waiting on this week?


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous cover! I love it! Even if I didn't read the book, I'd want to sit and stare at that cover. Putting this one on my wishlist, Tina.

Jill said...

This was almost my pick for the week...great choice!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a terrific pick; thanks for letting us know about it.

Kristen said...

This sounds like such an interesting book! Thanks for sharing!

SQT said...

This looks like something different. Thanks for sharing!

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Jac said...

The 20's was such a fascinating era, this book sounds really fascinating!

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A Beautiful Madness said...

This sounds really great. I hadn't heard of that book before. Great pick!
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kenpen said...

This sounds really good. I'm putting it on my tbr list.

Ashley said...

This one is different than a lot of my typical reads, but something I'd definitely give a go :) Thanks for sharing.

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