Parnassus Books is pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order signed and/or personalized copies of The Chaperone by M Hendrix. The Chaperone will be published on June 6, 2023. Read on for important ordering information, as well as more details about the book! All books pre-ordered from Parnassus Books will be shipped with an artifact featured in the book.
All pre-orders can be signed or personalized by M Hendrix at no additional cost. If you would like your book personalized, please include the name to whom you would like your book personalized in the comments section of your order. The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, June 5, 2023.
About The Chaperone
Like every young woman in New America, Stella knows the rules:
Abstain from sin.
Navigate the world with care.
Respect your chaperone.
Girls in New America must have a chaperone with them at all times . Because of this, Stella is never alone. She can’t go out by herself or learn about the world. She can’t even spend time with boys except at formal Visitations. Still, Stella feels lucky that her chaperone, Sister Helen, is like a friend to her.
And then the unthinkable happens. Sister Helen dies suddenly, and Stella feels lost. Especially when she’s assigned a new chaperone just days later.
Sister Laura is...different. She has radical ideas about what Stella should be doing. She leaves Stella alone in public and even knows how to get into the “Hush Hush” parties where all kinds of forbidden things happen. As Stella spends more time with Sister Laura, she begins to question everything she’s been taught. What if the Constables’ rules don’t actually protect girls? What if they were never meant to keep them safe?
Once Stella glimpses both real freedom and the dark truths behind New America, she has no choice but to fight back against the world she knows, risking everything to set out on a dangerous journey across what used to be the United States.
About M Hendrix
M Hendrix is the author of two previous books. She lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with her husband, novelist David Bell. The Chaperone is her YA debut. Learn more at mhendrixwrites.com.