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In this undated photo from the Library of Congress, Louise Brooks, a Kansas native and silent-film actress in the Roaring ’20s who helped popularize the bob haircut, is pictured. Brooks is the subject of Lawrence author Laura Moriarty’s fourth novel, “The Chaperone.” The book, available now, was picked by USA Today as the No. 1 hot fiction book of the summer.

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A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz

‘The Chaperone’ about silent-film actress who popularized bob hairstyle

Laura Moriarty’s smash-hit novel of the summer began with some casual browsing at a bookstore.


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