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The Resource Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead

Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead

Label
Astonish me
Title
Astonish me
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shipstead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joan Joyce is a professional ballet dancer who has always believed that she is destined for a life in the shadows. When her love affair with Russian supremo Arslan Rusakov ended, she ran back into the arms of childhood sweetheart, Jacob Bintz. Now pregnant, Joan is fated to leave New York. Under the hazy Californian sun, Joan is unaware of the fascination she invites from others. She lacks the sexuality of neighbour, Sandy; the cocksure nature of Sandy's husband and the intellect and dependable nature of Jacob. To her mind, all she can offer is ballet. To occupy her days, she opens a small dance studio. Her son Harry demonstrates a natural aptitude alongside Sandy's daughter, Chloe. Theirs is a talent that will take them to the top, to a summer school in New York and to a world of emotions and relationships that Joan felt sure she had left behind
Summary
Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend's career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10298062
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipstead, Maggie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet
  • Defectors
Target audience
adult
Label
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Originally published: London: Blue Door
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053215446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471267611
System control number
(OCoLC)889734631
Label
Astonish me, Maggie Shipstead
Publication
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Originally published: London: Blue Door
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053215446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471267611
System control number
(OCoLC)889734631

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