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Nureyev: a Life by Julie Kavanagh

I’m a lover of classical ballet, and decided a couple of years ago to read and collect dance biographies.  Believe it or not, they are not always easy to find.  They go out of print quickly, so when I had … Continue reading

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, The Song of Achilles is an attempt to construct, in novel form, the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles.  As you may recall, Achilles is the hero of the Trojan war, presumably an … Continue reading

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Paris Was The Place by Susan Conley

The year is 1989. The place is Paris.  Willie Pears has moved to France to be with her brother, Luke, and begins teaching immigrant girls who are hoping for asylum in this new country.  What follows is a moving story … Continue reading

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Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh

I received an advance review copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press.  Gypsy Boy is a memoir of the life of Mikey Walsh, who grew up in a Romany Gypsy community in England.  The Gypsies are pretty much a … Continue reading

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