Laura Moriarty

Monday, December 17, 2012

Riverhead Book's Washington Post Best Books of 2012!

Congrats to Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone, Hanna Rosin's The End of Men, Ivan Doig's The Bartender's Tale and Wenguang Huang's The Little Red Guard! All of them are on the Washington Post's Best Books of 2012 list! See the full list here.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Joan Rivers is a Riverhead fan!

In a recent interview in the New York Times Sunday Book Reivew, Rivers mentioned that she likes "interesting, offbeat and funny" Riverhead author Sarah Vowell, as well as noting that Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone is next up on her list of summer reading. See the full interview here.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone is a Marie Claire favorite read

"Moriarty brings an iconic 1920s film star to life in a vivid, decadent way." See the full reading guide here.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Washington Post raves about Laura Moriarty's "captivating and wise fourth novel" The Chaperone

"Too often, the Roaring Twenties in film and fiction is reduced to its most simplistic stereotypes: flappers doing a frantic Charleston while swilling champagne, swells in roadsters speeding through a computer-generated Times Square....In 'The Chaperone,' Moriarty gives us a historically detailed and nuanced portrayal of the social upheaval that spilled into every corner of American life by 1922....[An] inventive and lovely Jazz Age story." Read the full review here.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The New York Times takes another look at Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone and its "energy source," Louise Brooks

Click here to read the Times's fascinating discussion of the relationship between The Chaperone and "Lulu in Hollywood," the collection of Louise Brooks's real-life reflections on Hollywood.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

People Magazine gives Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone 3.5 stars

“When silent film star Louise Brooks was a sexually provocative and headstrong 15-year-old from Kansas, she traveled with a chaperone to new York City to attend dance school.  In this fascinating historical novel, her minder, Cora, struggles to keep her charge within the bounds of propriety but finds herself questioning the confines of her own life.  Thorough Cora the world of early 20th-century America comes alive, and her personal triumphs become cause for celebration.”—People (3 ½ stars)

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People Magazine gives Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone 3.5 stars

“When silent film star Louise Brooks was a sexually provocative and headstrong 15-year-old from Kansas, she traveled with a chaperone to new York City to attend dance school.  In this fascinating historical novel, her minder, Cora, struggles to keep her charge within the bounds of propriety but finds herself questioning the confines of her own life.  Thorough Cora the world of early 20th-century America comes alive, and her personal triumphs become cause for celebration.”—People (3 ½ stars)

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Lucky magazine does a flapper-themed shopping guide inspired by Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone

Check out what they came up with here.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Chicagoist selects The Chaperone and The Little Red Guard as two of three June literary picks

"The Chaperone has been selected for the June 2012 Indie Next List, and is definitely worth a closer look later on this month."

"The Little Red Guard has already had many wonderful reviews from The Tribune, WSJ, Publisher's Weekly, and many more. Without a hitch, this poignant memoir makes our list for the books to be devouring this month." Read more...

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Monday, June 04, 2012

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone

"Laura Moriarty writes with grace and compassion about life's infinite possibilities for change and, ultimately, happiness." Read more...

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