Terez Mertes Rose writes fiction which often interlaced with her passions, including dance and travel. Find out how much of her latest novel, “A Dancer’s Guide to Africa,” comes from personal experience in this interview and book review.
Despite its bygone setting of 1957, young adult readers as young as 11 will likely relate to the struggles and concerns of a teen dancer just beginning in a ballet company in this sweet debut from Paddy Eger.
Set in New York City in the late 70s in the world of ballet when Misha was a household name and Balanchine ruled, “Ballerina” is an older novel offered on a new platform. Find out what Leigh thinks of this ballet book in her review.
Summer is around the corner. Will you put the ballet novel, “Astonish Me” on your dance fiction reading list? Read this review and decide.