The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
My latest read was The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. It spans almost the whole 20th century about the life of a woman who came to the Midwest from NY on an orphan train. She has, at first, a lucky then very disappointing early life and marriage. She has sort of resigned herself to living out the rest of her unsatisfactory existence after her sons go off to college, when she is given the opportunity to chaperone an over-the-top precocious 15-year-old to New York. She takes advantage, and has her own adventure that determines the rest of her life even when she returns home to the Midwest. It was a really good story. I’ve decided it would make a terrific mini-series and yesterday on my run I was making casting considerations for it in my head.