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Moriarty, Laura, 1970-
The chaperone / Laura Moriarty.
1. Brooks, Louise, 1906—Fiction. 2. Motion picture actors and actresses—Fiction. 3. Middle-aged women—Fiction. 4. New York (N.Y.)—History—1898-1951—Fiction. 5. New York (N.Y.)—Social life and customs—Fiction. I. Title.
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