Another great review for The Crystal Ballroom


The Crystal Ballroom book covers

I was delighted to read another wonderful and insightful review of The Crystal Ballroom this morning. It’s on Goodreads.

Here’s an extract:

An intriguing book, neither a collection of short stories nor a novel, but a series of vignettes – snapshots − of women, no longer young, but who are determined to wring every drop of verve and excitement out of life. Most of the action is revealed in conversations over coffee or drinks, between the protagonist, Sofia and her friend Ingrid. The ‘glue’ holding the story – or rather stories − together is a love of ballroom dancing and the venues in which such events are held, in particular the Crystal Ballroom, which is a character in its own right. 

In this unusual book Libby Sommer puts women’s psyches under the microscope – their hopes and dreams, fears and foibles – yet always with a deft touch and a sympathetic ear. 

You can read the whole review here.

10 thoughts on “Another great review for The Crystal Ballroom

      1. Wow! Now that would be bop!! I’ve never learned proper ballroom dancing although we did a bit at school but it must be a dream to dance to the Tango! Having never heard of Astor Piazzolla I’m enjoying listening to his music on YouTube this morning…lovely to learn something new for the day! 😀😀

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  1. that’s great Annika that I’ve introduced you to Astor Piazzolla’s music. sooo dramatic. fabulous to dance to. lots of dancing of course in The Crystal Ballroom, including tango 🙂


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