The Horse Dancer

The Horse Dancer
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 152470444X
ISBN 13: 9781524704445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horse Dancer Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You, and Still Me, a novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything When Sarah’s grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo—hoping that one day she’ll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood—she quietly trains in city’s parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she’s forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. But Sarah is keeping a secret—a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever.

Dancer

Dancer
Author: Shelley Peterson
Publsiher: The Porcupine's Quill
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-11
ISBN 10: 9780889841772
ISBN 13: 0889841772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancer Book Review:

"Hilary is sixteen when she wins a trophy for horse jumping at the Royal Winter Fair. Her triumph is rewarded with an invitation to perform in England for Queen Elizabeth II, and there, her real adventures begin" Cf. Our choice, 1997-1998.

The Girl on the Dancing Horse

The Girl on the Dancing Horse
Author: Charlotte Dujardin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1473544270
ISBN 13: 9781473544277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on the Dancing Horse Book Review:

'Refreshingly honest [...] a highly enjoyable, fascinating read.' Horse and Hound "To ride into that arena, next to a sea of British flags and hear the roar of clapping and cheering, was so exciting. It's a sound I will never, ever forget." Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record-breaking performance at the London, 2012 Olympics. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse. But no one quite knew what it took to get there, nor how hard the path to success would be – until now. Dujardin began riding horses at the age of two, but dressage was firmly the domain of the wealthy, not the life of a girl from a middle-class family. Her parents sacrificed all and with a undeterred focus, Charlotte left school at 16 to follow her dream. When she was invited to be a groom for the British Olympian Carl Hester, she began to ride Valegro, a dark bay gelding and an unbreakable bond was formed. This is their incredible story.

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0399590609
ISBN 13: 9780399590603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Dancer Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • Vanity Fair • Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Paste • Town & Country • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal “Nearly every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.”—Entertainment Weekly Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Praise for The Water Dancer “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”—Rolling Stone

Dark Horse Dancer

Dark Horse Dancer
Author: Wendy Whelan
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780062796608
ISBN 13: 0062796607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Horse Dancer Book Review:

America’s most celebrated contemporary ballerina explores her life on stage and off as a star at the New York City Ballet in this provocative and lyrical memoir that blends the honest, intimate style of the classic Mozart in the Jungle with the artistic sweep of Apollo’s Angels. Upon her retirement with New York’s premier ballet company, numerous media outlets lavished praise on Wendy Whelan. the New York Times hailed her as “among that rare breed of artists who have touched the public in a way that transcends the fashions that can make ballerinas (or artists or actors) sensations for a season.” In assessing her legacy, Vanity Fair raved, “Wendy Whelan’s career at New York City Ballet . . . has been exemplary. She’s left unique marks on works created by some of the best choreographers in the business.” But the numerous tributes overlooked the under lying story behind her departure. “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur,” Whelan starkly makes clear. In this deeply felt and frank memoir, she wrestles with the realities of aging in an art form defined by youth and beauty, and explores themes of gender, sexuality and sexism. Whelan eloquently appraises her storied career, from performing as a mouse in the Nutcracker at age eight with her hometown Louisville Ballet to her apprenticeship with NYCB; becoming a soloist and principal dancer to her creative achievements post-ballet. She also offers a provocative account of the life a working ballerina—the drama, the bone aching work, and the thrill of the applause. With crackling humor and refreshing sincerity, Whelan celebrates the industry’s joys, exposes its excesses, and lays bare the realities little known to aficionados and even the media. Ultimately, hers is a universal story of sacrifice, determination, and struggle—how a gifted, ambitious woman in a world run by powerful men made her own way—and learning to reinvent and redefine oneself against all odds. Dark Horse Dancer includes 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.

Dancer's Image

Dancer's Image
Author: Milton C. Toby
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-03-25
ISBN 10: 1614231818
ISBN 13: 9781614231813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancer's Image Book Review:

On May 4, 1968, Dancer's Image crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs to win the 94th Kentucky Derby. Yet the jubilation ended three days later for the owner, the jockey and the trainers who propelled the celebrated thoroughbred to victory. Amid a firestorm of controversy, Dancer's Image was disqualified after blood tests revealed the presence of a widely used anti-inflammatory drug with a dubious legal status. Over forty years later, questions still linger over the origins of the substance and the turmoil it created. Veteran turfwriter and noted equine law expert Milt Toby gives the first in-depth look at the only disqualification in Derby history and how the Run for the Roses was changed forever.

Sundancer

Sundancer
Author: Shelley Peterson
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-09-02
ISBN 10: 1459739507
ISBN 13: 9781459739505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sundancer Book Review:

A troubled girl and a damaged horse find each other, and against all odds — mistaken identity, abandonment, corruption, and fraud — make an unbeatable team. His name is Sundancer, and from the moment he arrives at Saddle Creek Farm, Bird is fascinated by him. The horse is suspicious and guarded, touchy, and even cruel. Bird’s Aunt Hannah calls him “unrideable,” and Bird has to admit that Sundancer might be trouble. But Bird, whose mother left her to be raised by her aunt halfway across the country, is a bit of trouble herself. How else would you describe a girl who hasn’t spoken since she was six, and hears things no one else can hear — like the thoughts of the animals she befriends? Sundancer is a wounded horse with a story he’s not ready to share. Bird starts to feel like, maybe, they aren’t so different, and maybe she needs him as much as he needs her. Will she be able to reach him before it’s too late?

The Horse Must Go On

The Horse Must Go On
Author: Sibley Miller
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1250120284
ISBN 13: 9781250120281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Horse Must Go On Book Review:

Magical horses are surely talented, right? Then putting on a talent show should be fun and easy. Especially for Wind Dancers. But what happens when all but one of them can't dance? Readers can really let their imaginations fly with this magical new series based on Breyer's beautifully-colored model horses, The Wind Dancers, four tiny horses with childlike personalities girls will readily identify with. Sure to begin an enduring love of horses.

Horse Heaven

Horse Heaven
Author: Jane Smiley
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2001-01-16
ISBN 10: 0375412662
ISBN 13: 9780375412660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horse Heaven Book Review:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK "A WISE, SPIRITED NOVEL . . . [IN WHICH] SMILEY PLUMBS THE WONDROUSLY STRANGE WORLD OF HORSE RACING." --People "ONE OF THE PREMIER NOVELISTS OF HER GENERATION, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . Racing's eclectic mix of classes and personalities provides Smiley with fertile soil . . . Expertly juggling storylines, she investigates the sexual, social, psychological, and spiritual problems of wealthy owners, working-class bettors, trainers on the edge of financial ruin, and, in a typically bold move, horses." --The Washington Post "A NOVEL OF PASSION IN EVERY SENSE . . . [SHE DOES] IT ALL WITH APLOMB . . . WITH A DEMON NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE." --The Boston Sunday Globe "WITTY, ENERGETIC . . . It's deeply satisfying to read a work of fiction so informed about its subject and so alive to every nuance and detail . . . [Smiley's] final chapters have a wonderful restorative quality." --The New York Times Book Review "RICHLY DETAILED, INGENIOUSLY CONSTRUCTED . . . YOU WILL REVEL IN JANE SMILEY'S HORSE HEAVEN." --San Diego Union-Tribune Chosen by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Best Books of the Year

Northern Dancer

Northern Dancer
Author: Muriel Lennox
Publsiher: Beach House Books
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780988067226
ISBN 13: 0988067226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northern Dancer Book Review:

The story of Northern Dancer is the stuff of legend. A little horse, dismissed time and again because of his size, Northern Dancer not only won the 1964 Kentucky Derby in record time, today his descendants dominate racing the world over. Best selling author, Muriel Lennox, takes readers on a memorable ride into the sport of kings and queens. Lennox's deep empathy with horses results in dramatic portrayals of the animals themselves. Northern Dancer, his ancestors and descendants - from the eccentric Hyperion to the brilliant Nijinsky - fairly gallop off the pages.

The Case Of The Fan-Dancer's Horse

The Case Of The Fan-Dancer's Horse
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Northern Dancer

Northern Dancer
Author: Gare Joyce
Publsiher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2011-04
ISBN 10: 9781550414967
ISBN 13: 1550414968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northern Dancer Book Review:

Details the successes of a Canadian-born thoroughbred who nearly won the triple crown but was worth even more money in retirement as a stud, earning more than $40 million.

Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer
Author: Terri Farley
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780756935610
ISBN 13: 075693561X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Dancer Book Review:

The adventures of Samantha and her mysterious Phantom Stallion continue in this fresh addition to the time-honored and much-loved horse series genre. In this new tale of the Phantom, readers will be captivated by a land where cowboys still ride the range and mustangs still run free.

Wind Dancer

Wind Dancer
Author: Chris Platt
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN 10: 1480434531
ISBN 13: 9781480434530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind Dancer Book Review:

Can a rescued horse help Ali get through to her brother, who has returned from Afghanistan with PTSD? Ali used to love horses. But that was before the accident, when she was injured and her pony died. Before her brother Danny joined the military. Now Danny has returned from Afghanistan. He’s learning to walk with the prosthetic that has replaced one of his legs, but he can’t seem to find a way to reconnect with family and friends. Withdrawn and quick to anger, Danny suffers from terrible nightmares and frightening mood changes. When Ali realizes that an elderly neighbor has been neglecting her horses, she decides she has to act. Can Ali rise above her painful memories and love a horse again? And can Wind Dancer, also injured and traumatized, help Danny rediscover meaning in his life?

Me Before You & After You

Me Before You & After You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 1405929715
ISBN 13: 9781405929714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Before You & After You Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON, ME BEFORE YOU, WHICH HAS SOLD OVER 8 MILLION COPIES WORLD WIDE AND IS NOW A FILM STARRING EMILIA CLARKE AND SAM CLAFLIN TOGETHER WITH THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING SEQUEL AFTER YOU IN ONE EBOOK Me Before You Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. After You Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in . . . ***** 'A tender, funny and hopeful look at love, grief and life. Bumper box of tissues required' Stylist 'Poignant . . . heartfelt . . . Me Before You, at its heart, is about two people who properly listen to each other; it is something good' The Independent on Sunday 'Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour

One Plus One

One Plus One
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 069815200X
ISBN 13: 9780698152007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Plus One Book Review:

Look out for Jojo’s new book, Paris for One and Other Stories, available now. One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the#1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You. American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story. Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again. From the Hardcover edition.

Night Music

Night Music
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-09-03
ISBN 10: 1848943245
ISBN 13: 9781848943247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Music Book Review:

The dark and romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me. 'Warm, engaging and acutely observed.' - Woman and Home Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country. With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions. As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . .

The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN 10: 1101638168
ISBN 13: 9781101638163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl You Left Behind Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London. Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. When their town falls to the Germans, Sophie is forced to serve them every evening at her hotel. From the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait—painted by her artist husband—a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later in London, Sophie’s portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston, a wedding gift from her young husband before his sudden death. After a chance encounter reveals the portrait’s true worth, a battle begins over its troubled history and Liv’s world is turned upside all over again.

Silver Bay

Silver Bay
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN 10: 9781410482150
ISBN 13: 1410482154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silver Bay Book Review:

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Me Before You" and "One Plus One," in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves--if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love--never deserve to love--again. For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal--an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn't quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters. As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes's signature humor and generosity.

Dance of the Jakaranda

Dance of the Jakaranda
Author: Peter Kimani
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 1617755036
ISBN 13: 9781617755033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance of the Jakaranda Book Review:

"This funny, perceptive and ambitious work of historical fiction by a Kenyan poet and novelist explores his country’s colonial past and its legacy through the stories of three men involved with the building of a railroad linking Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean--what the Kikuyu called the 'Iron Snake' and the British called the 'Lunatic Express.'" --New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice "Kimani has done a game job managing the carpentry of this ambitious novel, bringing great skill to the task of deploying multiple story lines, huge leaps back and forth in time and the withholding and distribution of information...Once Kimani has his plotlines all set, his writing relaxes, and it’s here that you can see his raw talent...I have never read a novel about [Kenya] that’s so funny, so perceptive, so subversive and so sly." --New York Times Book Review "Destined to become one of the greats...This is not hyperbole: it’s a masterpiece." --The Gazette "A multi-racial nation-building tale that begins during the construction of the railway from Mombasa to Nairobi. There are three men at its heart: two white, a British administrator known as 'Master' and an Anglican minister; one brown, an Indian technician who sires a male child, a birth that will reverberate down through the years." --Toronto Star "A fascinating part of Kenya’s history, real and imagined, is revealed and reclaimed by one of its own." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "But the novel has way more strengths than I can describe here, including the beauty of lyrical narration that combines irony, flashback, humour, allusions and inter-textual references, all of which are expertly manipulated to give the reader a gem of a story populated by composite characters, a story that, though revisiting old themes and times, does so with the freshness that one would expect of established literary geniuses." --Daily Nation "The author has built here not only, on these pages, not only a railroad, but the singular triumph of a highly diverting novel. Besides weaving an excellent plot-line, he offers the reader a classic, understated writing style that haunts much of this book, turns it into a minor masterpiece." --RALPH Magazine, Starred review "Peter Kimani, an acclaimed writer and poet, has brilliantly constructed this novel’s plot...[His] lyrical prose, such as portraying the train as ‘a massive snakelike creature,’ and his breathtaking descriptions of ‘God’s country’ bring the beauty of the land before our eyes." --Historical Novels Review Set in the shadow of Kenya's independence from Great Britain, Dance of the Jakaranda reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men--preacher Richard Turnbull, the colonial administrator Ian McDonald, and Indian technician Babu Salim--whose lives intersect when they are implicated in the controversial birth of a child. Years later, when Babu's grandson Rajan--who ekes out a living by singing Babu's epic tales of the railway's construction--accidentally kisses a mysterious stranger in a dark nightclub, the encounter provides the spark to illuminate the three men's shared, murky past. With its riveting multiracial, multicultural cast and diverse literary allusions, Dance of the Jakaranda could well be a story of globalization. Yet the novel is firmly anchored in the African oral storytelling tradition, its language a dreamy, exalted, and earthy mix that creates new thresholds of identity, providing a fresh metaphor for race in contemporary Africa.