Published: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, c2010 Description: 384 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780385343862 (trade pbk.), 0385343868 (trade pbk.), Language: English
Includes reader guide (p. [370-]-384)
An ambitious and enterprising farm girl, Alexandrie joins the prestigious Paris Opera ballet with hopes of securing not only her place in society but her family's financial future. Her plan is soon derailed, however, when she falls in love with the enigmatic Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, whose paintings of the offstage lives of the ballerinas scandalized society and revolutionized the art world. As Alexandrie is drawn deeper into Degas's art and Paris's secrets, will she risk everything for her dreams of love and of becoming the ballet's star dancer?