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The Art of Falling

Published: January 2014
SKU: 9781402285196

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“A sensitive study of a woman choreographing her own recovery.”—Kirkus

One Wrong Step Could Send Her Over the Edge

All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance—and when that chance is taken from her, it pushes her to the brink of despair, from which she might never return. When she wakes up after a traumatic fall, bruised and battered but miraculously alive, Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years, using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

Kathryn Craft's lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her. The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement, the stasis of despair, and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning.

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"One need not be graceful or understand dance to be drawn into Penny's life and to experience the beauty of her self-expression. Craft's fluid style shines in this story of denial, friendship, and redemption." — Bloggers Recommend
"A good yarn with an uplifting ending" — Philadelphia Dance
"Book clubs, take note: it's not every day you find a story as moving, thoughtful and discussion-provoking as Kathryn Craft's The Art of Falling." — Shelf Awareness
"An amazing story about the resiliency of the human spirit ... a must read." — Southern Fried Fiction
"Craft's debut novel lovingly traces the aesthetics of movement and gently explores the shattering pain of despair.
A sensitive study of a woman choreographing her own recovery." — Kirkus Reviews
"Craft, a former dancer and choreographer, captures the entanglement of pain and despair and beauty and hope that often knits our lives and, through the character of Penny, illustrates how self-acceptance is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself." — Booklist
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