Books by Maggie Shipstead
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NPR stories about Maggie Shipstead
For our latest installment of the occasional feature Weekend Reads, novelist Alexander Chee recommends Maggie Shipstead's Astonish Me, about a ballerina who leaves the world of dance to have a child.
Maggie Shipstead's latest is named after Sergei Diaghilev's famous admonition to his dancers. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says that, while not astonishing, it's a "lemon tart of a book, lovely and neat."
Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."
Maggie Shipstead mocks the pretensions of New England WASPs, while Jessica Lott executes unexpected riffs on the student-professor relationship plot. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews two stellar fiction newcomers.