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A trio of ballet books from Martha Anne Toll, Gavin Larsen, and Barbara Quick (in store)

In conversation with Pam Van Dyk

How to capture on the printed page that most ephemeral of all the arts? Memoirist Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, Barbara Quick, award-winning poet and author of the new novel What Disappears, and Martha Anne Toll, whose Three Muses won the Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction, are joined by Pam Van Dyk, managing editor of Raleigh’s Regal House Publishing. Accompany these three word-weavers on their writing journeys and take a deep dive into the evocative, emotionally rich world of professional ballerinas.


Event date: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Three Muses By Martha Anne Toll Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646032563
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Regal House Publishing - September 20th, 2022

Three Muses captivates the reader from the first page to the last.” —Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Tinkers and Enon

Three Muses is a love story that enthralls: a tale of Holocaust survival venturing through memory, trauma, and identity, while raising the curtain on the unforgiving discipline of ballet.

Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life By Gavin Larsen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813066899
Availability: On our shelves
Published: University Press of Florida - April 27th, 2021

Finalist, the Arts Club of Washington Marfield Prize

A look inside a dancer's world

What Disappears By Barbara Quick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646030750
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Regal House Publishing - May 17th, 2022

What Disappears is a gripping multi-generational tale that begins in 1880s Tsarist Russia and ends in Paris at the start of World War I. Jeannette Dupres, one of two identical twins born to a Jewish family in dire financial straits, is spirited out of an orphanage as an infant by a couple from France.

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