Moriarty is the Name July 2, 2014Posted by Ann in Beach Reads, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Summer Reading.
No they aren’t sisters or cousins. In fact, Liane Moriarty and Laura Moriarty are not related, but both authors have written highly acclaimed novels within the last few years. Liane is an Australian writer who started out in the advertising and marketing world. Laura earned her degree in social work before pursuing writing and is now a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kansas.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty is a blockbuster beach read or anytime read. What if you found a letter addressed to you by your husband- to be read only after he’s dead, but right now he’s very much alive. Would you read it? That is Cecelia’s dilemma. It’s one of those books that you just have to tell others about … so if you’ve not yet read it, it makes a perfect book with which to while away the summer!
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is an intriguing look at life, especially for women in the 1920’s. Moriarty has woven a story featuring the the silent film star Louise Brooks as a bratty teenager. In this fictional account young Louise goes to New York City to study dance and is accompanied by an acquaintance of her mother, Cora Carlisle. Cora has her own reasons for wanting to travel from Kansas City to New York, and it all makes for an excellent saga. The Washington Post says” In “The Chaperone,” Moriarty gives us a historically detailed and nuanced portrayal of the social upheaval that spilled into every corner of American life by 1922.”