Soon to be a major film from the creators of Downton Abbey - the unputdownable story of two young women in 1920s New York.
Laura Moriarty earned a degree in social work before returning for her M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She lives with her daughter in Lawrence, Kansas.
This is that rare, precious and fabulous thing - a proper story,
with characters you care about desperately and root for right to
the end . . . I can't recommend this novel highly enough. Moving,
shocking, dramatic, clever, atmospheric, glamorous and satisfying.
You'll adore it * Daily Mail *
A lovely novel, full of humanity * Sunday Times *
It's impossible not to be drawn in by The Chaperone. Laura Moriarty has delivered the richest and realest possible heroine in Cora Carlisle . . . What a beautiful book. I loved every page -- Paula McLain * author of The Paris Wife *
Enthralling . . . In this layered and inventive story, Moriarty raises profound questions about family, sexuality, history and whether it is luck or will - or a combination of the two - that makes for a wonderful life * O Magazine *
An evocative look at the early life of silent-film icon Louise Brooks . . . Mesmerizing * Vogue *
Surprising and poignant * Entertainment Weekly *
A fun romp * Good Housekeeping *
Devour it * Marie Claire *
First-rate fiction . . . sharp, with great empathy * San Francisco Weekly *