"Balanchine said dance is music made visible; Terez Mertes Rose's Outside the Limelight is dance made readable. She reveals both the beauty of ballet and its pain in a compelling, deftly written novel that unfolds like a series of perfectly executed chaîné turns. Not to be missed!"
-- Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of A Terrible Beauty
Outside the Limelight sweeps us backstage, through the wings, past the dressing rooms, and into the lives of its dancers, where we see them up close, flawed and beautiful."
-- Adrienne Sharp, bestselling author of The True Memoirs of Little K and White Swan, Black Swan
"A lovely and engaging tale of sibling rivalry in the high-stakes dance world."
-- Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)
"From the theater's spotlights and shadows comes a nuanced drama of pain and beauty without one false note. I didn't want it to end!"
-- Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy and The Art of Falling
"Outside the Limelight pulls readers into the lives of two sisters, both professional ballerinas. Through their challenges, obstacles and triumphs we are reminded that life is a complicated yet wondrous journey, and that love--artistic, romantic and familial--is one of the strongest forces of all."
-- Zippora Karz, former soloist, New York City Ballet, author of The Sugarless Plum and Ballerina Dreams
"Readers will relish this fresh, enlightened insider's look at two talented dancer sisters beset by professional rivalry and bound by love. This glowing novel is full of heart. Enchanting."
-- Sari Wilson, author of Girl Through Glass
"In Outside the Limelight Terez Mertes Rose once again manages to perfectly capture the ethereal beauty of the ballet. It's a story as rich, heartbreaking and uplifting as any ballet masterwork, with characters who stay with you long after the final act."
-- Lauren E. Rico, author of Reverie and Rhapsody