This week’s Book Club Choice The Ballerina’s: A Novel by Rachel Kapelke-Dale was recommended to me by a reader that I met over the Christmas break..She was reading in by the pool and was raving about it. I have been dying to share it with you.
Fourteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg – taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House to choreograph the ballet that will kick-start the next phase of her career – and, she hopes, finally, make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she’s been away…and some secrets can’t stay buried forever.
Moving between the trio’s adolescent years and the present day, Rachel Kapelke-Dale’s The Ballerinas explores the complexities of female friendship, the dark drive towards physical perfection in the name of artistic expression, the double-edged sword of ambition and passion, and the sublimated rage that so many women hold inside – all culminating in a twist you won’t see coming, with magnetic characters you won’t soon forget. – Amazon.com
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