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Author : Hanna Schroy
Publisher :
Release : 2020-09-15
Page : 190
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781945820724
Description :


"For years I've watched ballerinas from this room. I want what you want. I wish to join them." Miriam has trained her whole life to fulfill her dreams and it's finally paid off now that she's the prima ballerina of the Lulli Dance Company, but she's been keeping a secret from them. The years of sprains, fractures, and bruises have been taking their toll, and a catastrophic ankle injury now means one terrible thing: she has to give it all up forever. Distraught beyond consolation, Miriam runs from the studio and discovers a secret room she's never seen before. Inside she finds a pair of gleaming white and gold slippers, and a mysterious voice whispering to her in the dark. If she tries on the slippers, it says, she'll regain the strength to raise en pointe. It speaks the truth! Soon, Miriam is back, but each achievement on her journey back means more negotiation with the spirit who claims it wants just one harmless thing in return . . . to join the ballerinas and dance, just like her.


Author : Wendy Leigh
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-05-12
Page : 215
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1439149976
Description :


Traces the life and career of the popular actor, from his childhood in Texas and his training as a dancer to his rise to stardom, his daredevil exploits, and his battle with pancreatic cancer.


Author : David Russell
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2012-01
Page : 423
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1926607287
Description :


Winston Patrick gave up practicing law for what he thought would be the more sedate life of teaching high school. But when Tim, a student, can't take his same-sex partner to the prom, Winston leads his students in a lawsuit to reverse the school's ruling - and in doing so unleashes intolerance that leads to Tim being killed.


Author : Jeffrey Fleishman
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Release : 2020-11-10
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1982517344
Description :


A famous Russian ballerina lies dead in a downtown loft. No marks, no bruises. The suspects are many: spies, hit men, a gunrunner, and one of Hollywood’s most powerful and mysterious film producers. Detective Sam Carver becomes entangled in a perilous reignited Cold War between Moscow and Washington. He chases leads from Europe to Africa. But Carver faces other demons, too. He is haunted by Dylan Cross, a killer who got away a year earlier. She knows his secrets, whispers to him in his dreams. His obsession with Dylan threatens his new case and his relationship with Lily Hernandez, a uniform cop who wants to work as his partner. Last Dance explores dangers within and without, and how we reconcile the damage, love, and things lost, in a Los Angeles that is as tempting and alluring as it is cruel and sinister.


Author : Fiona McIntosh
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release : 2015-03-25
Page : 440
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1743483880
Description :


It all started with just one dance . . . Stella Myles is forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess with the wealthy Ainsworth family at Harp's End, Sussex. But at Harp's End nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most, and struggles to fit in above or below stairs – although nothing proves so challenging as restraining her emotions for the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach impossible new heights and Stella finds herself left holding an incendiary document that she must get to London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a heart-stopping novel of romance, intrigue and danger – and a passion to risk dying for. 'Fiona McIntosh's latest spellbinding romance captivated us from its compelling start . . . With its steady build-up of tension and suspense, The Last Dance had us greedily turning the pages . . . So slip under the covers with Fiona McIntosh's latest. You'll be so glad you did.' Cheryl Akle, Better Reading Praise for Fiona McIntosh 'Sure to appeal to lovers of period romantic dramas like Downton Abbey.' Woman's Day 'An exquisite story that just burst from the pages and leaps into your heart.' Write Note Reviews 'Fiona McIntosh is a superior writer in the genre, and if you enjoy popular romantic fiction, you'd be mad not to try her.' The Age


Author : Sam Smith
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2012-07-26
Page : 300
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1938120531
Description :


The New York Times Bestseller, Now in eBook Format and Updated With a New Introduction This is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the first time Michael Jordan's relentless drive to win anything and everything, at any cost. NBA Hall of Fame columnist Sam Smith had unlimited access to the team and its players during their championship 1991-92 season, which he details in the new introduction, along with candid revelations about his sources, and the reaction from Michael, his teammates, the media, and the fans when the book blasted onto the bestseller lists in 1992 (where it stayed for three months). With more than a million copies in print, and just published for the first time in eBook format, The Jordan Rules remains the ultimate inside look at one of the most legendary teams in sports history.


Author : Mary Li
Publisher : Random House Australia
Release : 2021-10-19
Page : 480
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1761041916
Description :


The highly anticipated memoir of Australian ballerina Mary Li - and the long-awaited sequel to her husband Li Cunxin's bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer. Mary's Last Dance is a powerful and uplifting memoir about chasing an impossible dream, and sacrificing one's own ambition for the love of a child. It is a moving and unforgettable story of passion, dedication and devotion - and the highly anticipated sequel to one of the world's most beloved books. Mary Li is an international ballet star and a mother like no other. She became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer - but that book told only half the story. Growing up in a rambunctious family in Rockhampton, Mary discovered an extraordinary early passion for ballet. It saw her move to London at age sixteen, to study at the Royal Ballet School and dance at the London Festival Ballet with the likes of Nureyev, and later to Houston Ballet, where as Principal Dancer she fell in love with the acclaimed dancer Li Cunxin. The couple became the darlings of the dance world, and were happier than they could have imagined at the arrival of their firstborn daughter, Sophie. Then right at the height of her international career, Mary seemingly disappeared from view. What could have happened to cause a woman so committed, so talented, to give it all away in a heartbeat? Now, almost twenty years on, we learn what happened next to this inspiring family, and why it is Mary's turn to tell a truly remarkable tale. 'Full of love and hope, Mary's Last Dance is an honest and profound look into the enchanting life of Mary Li. Facing everything with ambition and drive, Mary writes about her life in beautiful detail, from hardships to hope. The essential companion to Mao's Last Dancer, and an outstanding read!' BETTER READING


Author : Rosanna Ley
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-19
Page : 496
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781784292072
Description :


'I loved the sultry sensuous feeling of being in Havana so much that reading about it makes me want to go there. A fascinating story with engaging themes' Dinah Jefferies, #1 bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife Cuba, 1958. Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her? England, 2012. Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulderto cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend Theo. Theo is a Cuban born magician but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness? From bestselling author Rosanna Ley comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship set between England and Cuba.


Author : Fabio Stassi
Publisher : Portobello Books
Release : 2014-04-03
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1846275296
Description :


'A day without laughter is a day wasted.' It is Christmas Day when Charlie Chaplin receives a visit from Death. The great actor is 82 years old, but not yet ready to face the final curtain. Desperate to see his teenage son grow up, the actor strikes a deal: if he manages to make Death laugh, he will win an extra year of life. As he awaits his final, fatal encounter, Chaplin composes an impassioned letter to his son, in which he attempts to tell him about his past, from his impoverished childhood in England (with an alcoholic father and a mother who went mad) to the heights of success on the silver screen in America, via stints in the circus and vaudeville, and odd jobs as a newspaper hawker, printer, boxer and embalmer. As well as being the story of the evolution of a comic genius, this is the story of the evolution of cinema and how a beam of light on a white screen fired the imagination of an entire nation. As in his silent films, Charlie's adventures are simultaneously tragic and comic. The narrative flickers at a frenetic clip from false starts and early failures to eventual triumph in the magical moment when - before the eyes of a stupefied film crew - Charlie became the Tramp: with a little moustache, a shuffling slantwise walk, a cane and a dusty bowler hat, one of the most iconic figures of the golden age of cinema was born.


Author : Nan Ryan
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2015-03-29
Page : 310
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1626817413
Description :


A novel of romance, first love, and second chances hailed as “an exquisite book, one that long lingers in the mind, an absolute ‘keeper’!” —Heather Graham At the turn of the century, small-town postmistress Lucy Hart is desperate for adventure. On the verge of spinsterhood, she decides to take a trip and make some lasting memories in the fading glory of Atlantic City. Avaricious gigolo Blackie LaDuke has made his way through a bevy of high-society women, pleasing them while keeping his eye on a way out. Looking to escape the heat of New York City—and the pressure to settle down—he escapes to Atlantic City. There he meets a most unusually beautiful and prim young woman, and is instantly intrigued. Soon, an unlikely friendship blossoms and before long, Blackie finds himself wanting to be the man worthy of Lucy’s affection. Hoping to leave their old lives behind, can Lucy and Blackie start a new one together?


Author : Ann Rule
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-01-01
Page : 480
Category : True Crime
ISBN 13 : 0743424069
Description :


"America's best true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews), Ann Rule presents an all-new collection of crime stories drawn from her private files -- and featuring the riveting case of a fraudulent doctor whose lifelong deceptions had deadly consequences. LAST DANCE LAST CHANCE Dr. Anthony Pignataro was a cosmetic surgeon and a famed medical researcher whose flashy red Lamborghini and flamboyant lifestyle in western New York State suggested a highly successful career. But appearances, as this shocking insider account of Pignataro's tailspin from physician to prisoner proves, can be deceiving -- and, for the doctor's wife, very nearly deadly. No one was safe if they got in his way. With scalpel, drugs, and arsenic, he betrayed every oath a physician makes -- until his own schemes backfired. Now, the motivations of the classic sociopath are plumbed with chilling accuracy by Ann Rule. Along with other shocking true cases, this worldwide headline-making case will have you turning pages in disbelief that a trusted medical professional could sink to the depths of greed, manipulation, and self-aggrandizement where even slow, deliberate murder is not seen for what it truly is: pure evil.


Author : Melody Carlson
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2010-08-03
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0310429501
Description :


With graduation looming, the Carter House girls are struggling with college visits, prom dress warfare, and boyfriend situations that are going from bad to worse. Mrs. Carter ups the stress level by planning a typical over-the-top Mother’s Day fashion show, and things get tense when the designer favors certain models. Through it all, surprises are in store for each girl as their time at Carter House comes to an end. As final good-byes approach, some friendships will deepen while others crumble. Will the girls resolve old differences or part ways as enemies?


Author : Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-10-29
Page : 248
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 148045169X
Description :


In the second book of Caroline B. Cooney’s bestselling Night to Remember series, five high school juniors get ready for the most important night of their lives—a dance that will bring happiness . . . or heartbreak For Kip, Anne, Beth Rose, Emily, and Molly, it’s the perfect end to their junior year. The night they’ve been waiting for—a night to wish upon a star. Kip just got the ultimate kiss-off: Her boyfriend, Mike, suddenly wants to be “just friends.” At the start of junior year, Anne and Conrad were Westerly High’s most popular couple. Now everything’s different, and Anne wonders if the whole school knows her secret. Beth Rose was a perennial wallflower before she met Gary. She’s crazy about him, but he’s never once said the L-word. Emily’s life just fell apart, and all she wants is for Matt to make the pain go away. Molly’s furious that Con is taking Anne to the dance when she knows he really loves her. She’s about to plot the perfect revenge . . . For five very different girls, it’s a dance they’ll always remember. Will it be a night of love—or loneliness? An ending—or a new beginning?


Author : Marsha Norman
Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
Release : 2004
Page : 70
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 9780573629761
Description :


Claiming that she is tired of love, an aging but still beautiful poet from the American South who now lives on the coast of France has decided to give away her young lover. But how can this be? Her goddaughter thinks she has actually fallen in love with a local fisherman while her dashing friend believes she is finally ready to accept his proposal. The young lover is equally certain she really wants to marry him. This bittersweet comedy of manners is a tribute to the grandeur of Southern style and a musing on what a smart woman might really want toward the end of her life.


Author : Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher : Jeffe Kennedy
Release : 2017-02-27
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1945367148
Description :


It was five minutes. His hand on the small of her back. His eyes watching like there was no one else in the crowded club. His body a breath away from hers. A kiss full of heat and need and promise. But then the stranger disappears. And Charlotte Emory can’t forget him. Worse, according to the dating Rules she and her four best friends swear by, all she can do is post an ad online. No names, no numbers. Just a missed connection – and the hope he’ll meet her, and see where another dance leads. Except Mr. Mystery has his game, too, and he isn’t playing for only one night. He tempts Charley into a daring exploration of power, lust, and suspense, where even the most innocent requests sound indecent…and the indecent ones make her burn all night. If she plays by the Rules, they’ll never get past teasing each other. But rules were made to be broken…


Author : Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher : Millbrook Press
Release : 2017-01-01
Page : 144
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1512457175
Description :


Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes: she wants to become a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an audition for an opening with a prestigious dance troupe, Rachel starts having some very disturbing symptoms. After collapsing at school, she has many tests and her doctor tells her the news: She has diabetes. Now her world consists of blood tests, insulin shots, a controlled diet, and constant fear that she will have a reaction and end up unable to dance—or worse.


Author : Akshita Nagloor
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2017-03-27
Page : 446
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 194686949X
Description :


“After watching both the performances, the judges have come to make a decision.” Caesar's gaze flickers between the audience, the judge panel and us. He takes in a deep breath and continues as I cross my fingers and close my eyes tightly. “The scores have tied. So, there will be a face-off between USA and Russia.” Oh. Crud.


Author : Julie Richard
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-11
Page : 78
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1465398333
Description :


Beatrice had finally found people with whom she could spend boring nights. People who needed to get out, socialize, and have fun, just like her! She needed that. She needed kids like her who could teach her how to have a good time in a village that had nothing but woods, deserted streets, and a huge beach. Beatrice had grown fond of that beach. So close to home, that place could go from a paradise in the daytime where one could bathe in the sun, swim, breathe in fresh air, and relax to a play area at night where one could meet up with friends, express, and experiment. A gang like the one Beatrice was in would intimidate most, but fortunately for Beatrice, her cousin Claudette was part of it and a very good friend now. Besides, that gang had introduced her to the best part of her life now. This thing was better than world peace; this was sacred, and everyone in her gang was doing it: weed. Based on a true story, The Last Dance is about Beatrice Orchard: a teenager trapped in a dysfunctional family searching in her small conventional village back in the late 1960s for a way to forget her problems at home.


Author : J. S. Williams
Publisher : J S Williams
Release :
Page : 21
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
Description :


The Last Dance is based on a true story about a murderer who is desperate to escape from the county jail before he is convicted and sent to death row. The brave efforts of the law men charged with guarding him and a heroic inmate prove to be his undoing. This is part 4 of the series, Tales From the County Jail.


Author : Carolyn McCrae
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2011-02-05
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1848768818
Description :


The first volume of "The Iniquities Trilogy", this title illustrates themes of immorality and unfairness by exploring the interlocking pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that are the relationships in a damaged family.