The Lazy Reader just finished a delightful novel called The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. It is a character piece about the relationship between two women. Cora is a sensitive and conservative wife and mother in 1920's Wichita, Kansas. A fictitious character, she offers to accompany a real person, future screen actress Louise Brooks, to New York for dance training. Cora has a personal motive for offering to play chaperone which she is too private to reveal to Louise. I would recommend this to readers who like character driven historical fiction. There isn't a tightly wound plot, but evocative scenes that convey rare moments of understanding between people, and how two people influence each other. I enjoyed the setting of New York in the 1920s, when social mores were shifting.