A trio of ballet books from Martha Anne Toll, Gavin Larsen, and Barbara Quick (in store)
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.
…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.
Finalist, the Arts Club of Washington Marfield Prize
A look inside a dancer's world
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.