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Local Author Showcase: Janine Kovac with her memoir Spinning

About Janine Kovac

Janine Kovac, a former professional ballet dancer and software engineer, is the co-founder of Moxie Road Productions, a consulting firm that helps women bring their ideas into the world. She is the author of Brain Changer: A Mother’s Guide to Cognitive Science and a contributing editor of the anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit. In 2016 Janine was awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook in addition to the gift of residency. She lives in Oakland, California, with her family.

About Spinning

When Janine Kovac gives birth to micro preemie twins nearly four months before they are due, she channels the strength that carried her through a successful ballet career. But old habits bring up bitter memories—the quest for perfection and a career-ending injury. In the world of the NICU ballet breeds hope. Can it also bring resolution?

Janine Kovac’s memoir, written with a fresh and engaging voice, will grab you by the heart and won’t let go until the very end. What a ride! Brava!” —Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This

A deft and moving exploration of fear, strength, and the ways in which our past lives are always catching up with our present.” —Anna Solomon, author of Leaving Lucy Pear and co-editor of Labor Day: True Stories of Motherhood by Today’s Best Women Writers

A beautiful, honest book about what it means to live in a body, the triumphs and dangers of dancing, the deep joy and sadness of becoming a mother to twins born far too soon.”—Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of A Thousand Mirrors (winner of the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia) and What Lies Between Us

Spinning is both a testament to the miracle of the human body and to the ways that deep listening allows us to heal and pull meaning from our lives.”—Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers

Featured Books

Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780692904947
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Published: Moxie Road Productions - August 1st, 2017