Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Louise Brooks Society meets Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone

Yesterday, the Louise Brooks Society met Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone! The occasion was Laura's reading at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, California. I had the honor of introducing Laura, and she gave a terrific talk and reading, and then answered questions about Brooks and the chaperone character and the writing process. It was a swell evening. Laura also signed a lot of books, so if you are looking to get an autographed copy, follow the link to the bookstore to embedded above.

At the conclusion of the evening, Laura agreed to have her picture taken with myself (Thomas Gladysz - right) and my wife (Christy Pascoe - left, Associate Director of the LBS). Laura Moriarty, of course, is in the middle. In honor of Louise Brooks' high school yearbook picture, taken just before she left Wichita to go to New York City as described in The Chaperone, we locked arms. (To see that picture, follow this link to an earlier LBS blog.)

And don't miss Caroline Preston's excellent review of The Chaperone in today's Washington Post;  Preston, herself a noted novelist, calls Moriarty's book "captivating and wise fourth novel" and an "inventive and lovely Jazz Age story."

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