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Hotline: The Chaperone

Laura Moriarty's 2012 novel "The Chaperone" is set in 1920s Wichita and features the Orphan Train and a young Louise Brooks. Listen to Moriarty read an excerpt from her book, which was recently made into a feature film

Listen to "The Chaperone"

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This recording is part of the Humanities Kansas Hotline, a series of bite-sized micropresentations about Kansas stories – both serious and light-hearted – that are researched and presented by experts across the state. 


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