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"The Chaperone" Tells Story of Jazz Age, Social Morality

Jennie Fields, Author of The Age of Desire, and Laura Moriarty, Author of The Chaperone will join Vivien Jennings, founder and president of Rainy Day Books, In Conversation for a Book Club Evening on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m.

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Louise Brooks became a Hollywood silent film star, and it's her picture that endures as the iconic image of the wild, Jazz Age flapper. But before any of that happened, the Wichita teenager headed off to New York City to audition for a prestigious dance troupe. Novelist Laura Moriarty seized upon the idea of this journey as the basis of her latest book, "The Chaperone." She told KPR's Laura Lorson that her work on the novel began with learning about the social and cultural scene in Kansas at the beginning of the Jazz Age...and with getting to know Louise Brooks.

Laura-Moriarty-(c)-Tracy-RasmussenBestselling author Laura Moriarty teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas. Her latest novel, "The Chaperone," has just been issued in paperback. She'll be appearing tonight (THUR) at an event sponsored by Rainy Day Books at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Reservations are required and there is an admission fee -- you'll find more information online at


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