4.5 Stars - Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Loved this book. Wonderful read especially for previous dancers. The story was moving and I couldn't put it down.
Despite the non-eating history of dance we will make up some tasty treats for book club. Here's the quick plot story from Amazon.
Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many.
MENU: Traveling with Joan
"Paris" Cheese and Crackers
"California" Veggie Tacos
Recipe from Vogue Vegetarian
"Disney" Ice Cream Sandwiches
Recipe from SpeedBumpKitchen