Heavy Holds Alert: THE CHAPERONE

One of our “Watch List” titles, The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, (Penguin/Riverhead; Thorndike Large Print; Blackstone Audio; Penguin Audio) is taking off in most libraries, with holds averaging 10:1 where ordering is modest. Wendy Bartlett at Cuyahoga P.L. is one who ordered it fairly heavily. Nonetheless, she alerts us that she has more than doubled her original order, expecting it to be hot all summer. She credits the book’s popularity to this year’s surprise hit movie, The Artist; “all of a sudden, silent is sexy.”

In the  NYT today, Janet Maslin writes that  “The energy source for Laura Moriarty’s new novel, The Chaperone, is its secondary character: Louise Brooks, at the age of 15,” suggesting fans read Brooks’s own collection of reminiscences, Lulu in Hollywood; “These eight essays are selective, nostalgic, poison-tipped and fearlessly smart.”

Originally published by Knopf in 1982, the collection is currently available in an expanded edition from the University of Minnesota Press.

Lulu In Hollywood: Expanded Edition
Louise Brooks
Retail Price: $19.95
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press – (2000-07-10)
ISBN / EAN: 0816637318 / 9780816637317

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