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Rachel Kapelke-Dale

RACHEL KAPELKE-DALE is the author of The Ballerinas (St. Martin's Press 2021) and coauthor of Graduates inWonderland (Penguin 2014), a memoir about the significance and nuances of female friendships. 
The author of Vanity FairHollywood’s column “Advice from the Stars,” Kapelke-Dale spent years in intensive ballet training before receiving a BAfrom Brown University, an MA from the Université de Paris VII, and a PhD from University College London. She currently lives in Paris.


Genres: Mystery
New and upcoming books
February 2024

The Fortune Seller
   The Ballerinas (2021)
   The Ingenue (2022)
   The Fortune Seller (2024)
Rachel Kapelke-Dale recommends
Before We Were Innocent (2023)
Ella Berman
"The past refuses to stay dead in this stunning story of friendship, memory, and guilt from master storyteller Ella Berman - It brilliantly illustrates the vulnerability and cruelty of teenage girls - and how the judgments placed on them create the perfect environment for both to flourish. It brought me right back to my teenage years and cracked my heart open. A profound exploration of loyalty and betrayal, Before We Were Innocent is a perfect book."
The Cloisters (2022)
Katy Hays
"A tour de force by an important new voice, The Cloisters begins as a fish-out-of-water story. But as Katy Hays deftly weaves in layer after layer of the occult, art, and academia, it turns into a rich tapestry that speaks to issues of privilege, power, and ambition--and, more than anything, the darkness lurking just inside ivory towers. Virtuosic and incredibly compelling, The Cloisters grabbed me in a way that no book has done since The Secret History."

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