I realize that I’m several days last with this month’s Random Reads, but I hope that you’ll forgive me! February being a such short month always messes me up! Random Reads is a meme hosted by I’m Loving ♥ Books where I will randomly choose a book from my to-be-read list to read (and review) within the month.
Last month I picked Origin by Jessica Khoury, and it got 3 stars. I finished reading it on the very last day of the month, and need to get my review posted, but it was an OK read, and I’m looking forward to reading her latest book, Vitro.
This month, I looked into my audiobook list, and the book that was randomly chosen for me was:
I threw my neck out in the middle of Swan Lake last night.
So begins the tale of Kate Crane, a soloist in a celebrated New York City ballet company who is struggling to keep her place in a very demanding world. At every turn she is haunted by her close relationship with her younger sister, Gwen, a fellow company dancer whose career quickly surpassed Kate’s, but who has recently suffered a breakdown and returned home.
Alone for the first time in her life, Kate is anxious and full of guilt about the role she may have played in her sister’s collapse. As we follow her on an insider tour of rehearsals, performances, and partners onstage and off, she confronts the tangle of love, jealousy, pride, and obsession that are beginning to fracture her own sanity. Funny, dark, intimate, and unflinchingly honest, The Cranes Dance is a book that pulls back the curtains to reveal the private lives of dancers and explores the complicated bond between sisters.
This one has been on my radar for a little over a year…something about the behind-the-scenes world of ballet really intrigues me and I’m really excited to get to listen to this audiobook!