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The Resource Astonish me : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Maggie Shipstead, (kit)

Astonish me : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Maggie Shipstead, (kit)

Label
Astonish me : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
Astonish me
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Shipstead
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible 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. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--
Member of
Summary
Helping a world-famous dancer to defect from the Soviet Union to the United States, ballerina Joan watches her friend's career soar while her own declines in the wake of her pregnancy and marriage, a situation that eventually exposes difficult secrets
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298062
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shipstead, Maggie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H586
LC item number
A88 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ballerinas
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
Astonish me : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Maggie Shipstead, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=22865
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Assembled by the Reference staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Alfred A. Knopt, 2014 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 253 pages
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies, 1 large print copy, 1 audiobook +
Isbn
9780307962904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 854285679
  • (OCoLC)854285679
Label
Astonish me : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Maggie Shipstead, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=22865
Publication
Note
  • Assembled by the Reference staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Alfred A. Knopt, 2014 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 253 pages
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
  • Book discussion group edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies, 1 large print copy, 1 audiobook +
Isbn
9780307962904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013026781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call Adult Services at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 854285679
  • (OCoLC)854285679
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