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Astonish me / Maggie Shipstead.

Shipstead, Maggie. (Author).

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  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780307962904 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0307962903 (hardcover) :
  • Description: 253, [3] pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Available copies

  • 18 of 19 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

Current holds

0 current holds with 19 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/ Shipstead (Text to Phone) Available -
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Danvers Adult Fiction Fic / Shipstead (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Fiction FIC Shipstead (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Shipstead, M. (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Fiction FICTION SHIPSTEAD, MAGGIE 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Adult Fiction (Main Floor) Fiction Shipstead (Text to Phone) Available -
North Shore - Lynn Campus Stacks PS 3619 .H586 A95 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Summary: This novel is a compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. It tells the story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. Here the author draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, it is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ballerinas > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Ballet dancers > Fiction.
Ballet > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.


Shipstead, Maggie, "Astonish me," New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

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