Welcome to the last stop on the The Art of Remembering Blog Tour! Thank you for stopping by and supporting this tour and this excellent author’s newest release!
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The Art of Remembering by Alison Ragsdale
- Release Date: July 16, 2019
- Genres: Fiction
- Pages: 385
- Format: ARC
- Series: Stand- Alone
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
“Professional ballerina, Ailsa MacIntyre, is at the peak of her career when her world is shattered by a shocking diagnosis. Life-saving surgery leaves her with a fractured memory, little recollection of her husband, Evan, and none of her career as a principal dancer.
While recuperating at home, Ailsa hears beautiful music coming from the apartment upstairs, and the sound of the grand piano at the hands of a talented new neighbor sparks her muscle memory. As her recovery progresses, the broken pieces of her past gradually re-emerge, a picture not quite as idyllic as Evan would have her remember. Ailsa must navigate the conflicting visions of her past, and potential future, as they collide.”
“Her body moved on autopilot…the steps a familiar map that she had followed many times- moving the choreography forward and filling the space around her with shape, form, energy, and emotion.”
-The Art of Remembering
Things on my favorites list:
1. Wine and margaritas.
2. Lounge days with Netflix.
3. This book.
Let me start my review off by saying that I have never read a book like this one before! Each sentence was poetic, lyrical, beautiful, and captivating. If I was not sitting in the audience watching Ailsa majestically perform, than I was standing by her side watching her resiliency and grit be put to the ultimate test. Ailsa’s courage was admirable and commendable and made me feel like anything is possible. Scenes as realistic as portrayed in this novel leave you no other choice but to live among its words and feast on its features of truism.
This is my first novel by Alison Ragsdale, which has me wondering why it has taken me this long to read her art and her true talent for creating scenes as realistic as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Ragsdale’s writing techniques and sentence structure flowed smoothly throughout the novel and were easily relatable. I cannot tell my viewers enough how unique this novel was- leaving a special imprint in my memory for moments to come. Everyone should grab a copy, their favorite snuggle items, and a favorite reading nook where they can devour this storyline and live within its pages. I promise you it will be an experience to remember!
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Spotlight on Alison Ragsdale
Author’s Website: http://www.alisonragsdale.com/
Author’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alisonragsdalewrites/
Author’s Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45485587-the-art-of- remembering
Author’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralisonragsdale/
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlisonRagsdale
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