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Last Dance On the Starlight Pier
Last Dance On the Starlight Pier | Sarah Bird
7 posts | 5 read | 1 reading | 6 to read
Set during the Great Depression, Sarah Bird's Last Dance at the Starlight Pier is an unforgettable novel about one woman--and a nation--struggling to be reborn from the ashes...
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Today‘s Prompt: BREAK A LEG

HISTORICAL FICTION

From Vaudeville to nursing school and then back again.

Most of the book was about the dance marathons and prohibition.  I loved learning about the silver showers at the marathons and was a bit shocked how the dancers had to dance with only short breaks and no sleep. 4/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/32z6kjzv

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💃 9mo
Eggs Brilliant 🤗👏🏻 9mo
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DebinHawaii
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Unread NetGalley ARC on my Kindle involves #Dancing
Set in Depression-era Galveston, Texas, the author was inspired by the painting shown & the dance marathons/contests that took place there.🕺🏻💃🏻

Eggs Looks inviting 🩷 9mo
SilversReviews I used the same book. 😀 9mo
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

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Prompt: DANCING

From Vaudeville to nursing school and then back again.

Most of the book was about the dance marathons and prohibition. I loved learning about the silver showers at the marathons and was a bit shocked how the dancers had to dance with only short breaks and no sleep.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/32z6kjzv

DebinHawaii Oops! I just posted this one too! It‘s still unread on my Kindle though. 9mo
Eggs Great choice 💛💛 9mo
SilversReviews @DebinHawaii It is good. Very long, though. 9mo
SilversReviews @Eggs Thanks. 9mo
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I guess this is a pick? The first 2/3 of it definitely was. The last third, I'm not so sure. It was a bit of a mess. I was originally interested because it's set in Galveston and I did enjoy the setting and the world of vaudeville and dance marathons. Without spoiling anything, the story took a turn that was uncomfortable and ended up feeling historically inaccurate. This was my #bookspin for July.

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I loved this book…not everyone did! But I highly recommend it. Check out my review for more…

https://reecaspieces.com/2022/04/25/the-last-dance-on-starlight-pier-by-sarah-bi...

BookBabe Great image! 2y
Reecaspieces @BookBabe thanks lady! I have my moments 😂 2y
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Happy Pub Day!!

What fun to learn about these dance marathons during the 1920s and 1930s.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/2p94c44a

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Taking place during the Depression, Evie Grace, a young woman who has had a hard life under a selfish, domineering mother, sets out to earn her nurse‘s pin and her independence. Zave, a young man with troubles of his own, is a handsome, charismatic star of a traveling marathon dance show. As they meet by chance, they discover something in common and become dance partners and friends. ⬇️

robinb This is a bittersweet and heartfelt story of two struggling souls searching for love, belonging and acceptance for who they are in an often cold and despairing world. Very well-written, the horrors of the Depression become almost a character in themselves. And the supporting cast of misfits are interesting and compelling as well. Watching Evie‘s growth arc throughout is both inspiring and satisfying. Well done. 4.5/5⭐️ #coverlove 2y
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