Imagine chaperoning boldly defiant, black-bobbed actress Louise Brooks when shes age 15. That job falls to Cora Carlisle, a mid-thirties married woman. Louise will surely light up the book as she did the screen, but Moriartys brave move is to make Coras transformative experience the core. Especially appealing to book clubs, so the reading group guide is a plus.

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.