The Cranes Dance

Meg Howrey (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
May 15, 2012
Pages
373
Dimensions
5.17 X 0.81 X 8.01 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307949820
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About the Author

Meg Howrey was a professional dancer and actress. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews

"A page-turning narrative...Howrey captures the intricacies of an ambitious and thwarted ballerina dealing with the weight of her younger sister's success in the same field."
--Vogue.com

"An engrossing novel about the cutthroat world of New York City ballet, without the hallucinations...The Cranes Dance is an addictive, absorbing take on competition and sisterhood. B+"
--Entertainment Weekly (Must List, 5/18)

"The Cranes Dance holds the door open to the candy store--the sacrosanct world of ballet--and I couldn't be happier for the privilege. It's fresh and often hilarious, sharp and adroit. Finding out who's behind that stage curtain, really behind the curtain, makes for utterly engaging reading. I love this novel!" --Amanda Boyden, author of Pretty Little Dirty

"Howrey's engaging new novel exposes the competitive world of professional ballet through Kate Crane, a charmingly sarcastic ballerina at a crossroads. . . . Kate is an ideal guide to an unfamiliar world, from her irreverent explanations of her ballets (Howrey was a professional dancer) to her relatable self-doubt and honesty. Her revelations about family, talent, and what makes us special create a thought-provoking and entertaining read." --Publishers Weekly

"Witty, sharp and exhilarating. . . . A tale of sibling rivalry, youthful ambition and dreams lost and found." --Susan Fales-Hill, author of One Flight Up

"With its universal themes of ambition and competition, sisterhood and sacrifice, it will appeal to bad dancers as well as balletomanes--an addictive, readable delight." --Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion

"Playful and smart, Meg Howrey's fresh voice unveils an eye opening tale about the secretive and obsessive world of ballet." --Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire