Moriarty, Laura. The Chaperone
A young Louise Brooks, the glamorous and headstrong silent-film icon, takes the stage in this historical novel, but Cora Carlisle is the star. Cora, a seemingly happy housewife in Wichita, agrees to travel to New York City and chaperone the free-spirited fifteen-year-old Louise so that she can attend the distinguished Denishawn dance school for the summer. Cora, we soon learn, has her own reasons for going to New York.
Set during a time of female liberation, we get a glimpse into the lives of two different but equally empowered women. This is a riveting story.