Two tales of love converge in Wilson’s mystery novel in which the vibrant backdrop of the 1970s New York City ballet scene serves as conduit for the story.
Terez Mertes Rose delivers the second book of her Ballet Theatre Chronicles series. This time exposing the underbelly of ballet through the stories of two dancing sisters.
Dancers and thriller fans will appreciate the twists in “Dark Turns,” a new novel by Cate Holahan, whose research on ballet went inside the dance studio.
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.
Often in the YA category, many ballet novels revolve around youthful concerns. But nuanced storytelling makes “Off Balance,” by Terez Mertes Rose a great read for adults who love books and books about dance.
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.