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    • The Chaperone

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,800

    > The Chaperone is 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. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection.

    • By Amanda on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • American Heart

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality. Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn't concerned with the internments because she doesn't know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in the news is true and that these plans are better for everyone's safety.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Center of Everything

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The Center of Everything is the fictional story of 10-year-old math prodigy Evelyn Bucknow. Living in Kansas with her single mother and deeply religious grandmother, Evelyn believes she is destined to marry Travis, the boy next door. But as she grows up, she experiences the heartbreak of a love not meant to be. Author Laura Moriarty was a recipient of the George Bennet Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A terrific coming-of-age novel

    • By Daryl on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $29.36

    • The Rest of Her Life

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Leigh is the mother of high-achieving, popular high school senior Kara. Their relationship is already strained for reasons Leigh does not fully understand when, in a moment of carelessness, Kara makes a mistake that ends in tragedy, the effects of which not only divide Leigh's family, but polarize the entire community.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Talented author; good character drama

    • By Daryl on 08-26-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • While I'm Falling

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Author Laura Moriarty, a recipient of the George Bennet Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy, melted the hearts of readers and critics alike with her stirring debut The Center of Everything - a novel in the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird. Now, in While I'm Falling, Moriarty again crafts a dramatic tale filled withunforgettable characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Moriarty's best, buy...

    • By Daryl on 08-06-14

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Chaperone

    • By: Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On a summer's day in 1922, Cora Carlisle boards a train to New York City, leaving behind a marriage that's not as perfect as it seems and a past that she buried long ago. She is charged with the care of a stunning young girl with a jet-black fringe and eyes wild and wise beyond her 15 years. This girl is hungry for stardom, and Cora is hungry for something she doesn't yet know. Under the bright lights of Broadway, in a time when prohibition reigns and speakeasies thrive, Cora and her charge, Louise Brooks, take their first steps towards their dreams.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Every little breeze seems to whisper "Louise"...

    • By Millamant on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $30.98