The Still Point


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$17.95  $16.69
Kensington Publishing Corporation
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About the Author

Tammy Greenwood is an acclaimed author as well as the mother of a professional ballerina. A four-time winner of the San Diego Book Award whose novels have been translated into five languages, she has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Six of her novels have been Indie Next Picks and her twelfth novel, Rust & Stardust, was a LibraryReads selection. She and her family split their time between Vermont and San Diego, California, where she teaches creative writing for The Writer's Center and San Diego Writers, Ink. She can be found online at



"Fans of Dance Moms and Megan Abbott will love this literary take on the competitive world of elite ballet training. With Tammy Greenwood's firsthand knowledge of the subject, precise writing and well-drawn characters, The Still Point is an authentic and eloquent rumination on the ways that love--in all its forms--shapes our lives. Parental hopes, marital bonds, youthful passions: What does commitment mean in a life filled with inevitable changes?" --Zoje Stage, USA Today bestselling author of Baby Teeth and Wonderland

"A gifted storyteller, Tammy Greenwood instantly transports you to the cutthroat, brutally competitive, and beautiful world of ballet in this richly-detailed, expertly-plotted, absorbing tale of friendship, motherhood, passion, and dreams, found, lost, and found again." - Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest

"With her meticulous writing and true-to-life characters, Tammy Greenwood takes readers on an intimate journey into the exclusive world of pre-professional ballet and the many lives affected by it. The Still Point is a must-read full of love, hope, desire and jealousy - a vivid, compelling and deeply nuanced look at a place where lives are forever shaped and changed." -Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Just the Nicest Couple

Praise for Tammy Greenwood:

"Magnetic...This knotty story leaves readers reflecting on the limits of family obligations." --Publishers Weekly on Such A Pretty Girl

"Wrenching...Beauty and tragedy at the same time, darkness then light--those are Greenwood hallmarks...she's terrific with characters, with the multiple textures that make someone seem human on the page." --The San Diego Union Tribune on Bodies of Water

"A thoughtfully rendered version of Sally, whose ordeal is shown for the proper horror that it was." --Vanity Fair on Rust & Stardust

"A beautifully written, unnerving tragedy woven from equal measures of hope and menace." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW on Rust & Stardust

"Greenwood's heart-wrenching, emotional roller coaster of a read also seamlessly captures the transformation of women's roles in the early 1970s. A heartfelt tale of true friendship, a mother's unstoppable love, and the immeasurable fortitude of women." --Booklist on Keeping Lucy

"Greenwood is a writer of subtle strength, evoking small-town life beautifully while spreading out the map of Harper's life, finding light in the darkest of stories." --Publishers Weekly on Two Rivers

"Part family drama, part literary mystery and filled with beautiful, hypnotic prose." --Bookpage on Where I Lost Her

"Greenwood is an assured guide through this strange territory; she has a lush, evocative style." --The New York Times Book Review on Nearer Than the Sky

"Greenwood's sixth novel, a tale of love and loyalty, owes its success to the poetic prose, as well as the compelling chronology she employs...This compassionate, insightful look at hope and redemption is a richly textured portrait. This gem of a story is a good choice for those who enjoy family novels." --Library Journal on Bodies of Water

"A complex and compelling portrait of the painful intricacies of love and loyalty. Book clubs will find much to discuss in Tammy Greenwood's insightful story of two women caught between their hearts and their families." --Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters on Bodies of Water

"The love story that plays out between the two women--at times tragic, at times beautiful--is rightly taboo for the early-60's setting." --San Diego Reader on Bodies of Water

"I was captivated from the very first line...Greenwood's moving story of love and loss, hope and redemption has stayed with me, long after I turned the last page." --Jillian Cantor, author of Margot on Bodies of Water

"Stark, taut, and superbly written, this dark tale brims with glimpses of the Southwest and scenes of violence, gruesome but not gratuitous. This haunting look at a fractured family is certain to please readers of literary suspense." --Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW for This Glittering World