What I’m Reading: Astonish Me

I’m always a little late to the game when it comes to books. I don’t usually read them when they first come out but months or years later.  That is most definitely the case with Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead.

‘A principal dancer at the Kirov Ballet, Arslan Rusakov’s superb talent and magnetic stage presence have earned him international acclaim and marked him as a national asset to be protected at all costs. Status and success cannot replace artistic freedom, however, and Rusakov risks everything by making a daring defection. The star-struck ballerina he encountered in Paris, Joan, acts as his accomplice, delivering him to a new home in the United States. Joan, who knows she lacks the talent to advance beyond the corps de ballet, finds that Arslan’s enormous gifts as a dancer are the ultimate seduction.




(Picture and summary of book were used from Maggie Shipstead’s website)










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