The Church of Tango

v.2 of the DEATH DANCE DESTINY Memoir trilogy

Non-Fiction - Memoir
306 Pages
Reviewed on 06/17/2014
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Author Biography

Cherie Magnus taught tango dancing in Buenos Aires, Argentina for eleven years. Before her South American expat adventure, Cherie worked as a dance research librarian at the Los Angeles
Central Library and was a dance critic for local newspapers.
Cherie was born with the mind of a writer, and soul of a dancer.

Her articles on dance, books, travel and international culture have been published in magazines, professional journals, and
anthologies, including Solamente en San Miguel, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life.

A finalist in the Buenos Aires Tango Championships of 2006, Cherie has been featured onseveral dance related podcasts, as well as two tango documentaries.
Intoxicating Tango: My Years in Buenos Aires, her third memoir, will be released in the fall of 2019.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Church of Tango: A Memoir by Cherie Magnus is a memoir that will reach out to readers and inspire them. Cherie is happily married and puts her career as a dancer on hold to raise her sons. Once they grow up and move out, tragedy strikes as she finds herself caring for her dying husband. She starts rebuilding her life when cancer strikes her, not once but twice, crippling her spirit. It is a story of survival, depression, tragedy, adventure, music, romance, tango and hope that will take readers through four countries: USA, Mexico, Holland and France. It is also a story of loss, healing, music and dance that exposes the author's indomitable spirit and zest for living.

It is an inspirational story for all readers going through ups and downs and losses in their lives as it gives them hope and the will to make their lives better. The healing power of music and dance have never been doubted and in this book readers get to see the healing power of dance that becomes the author’s solace and pulls her out of her solitude. It is an interesting journey along with the author through her life and adventures. Whether it is France, Holland, Mexico or Los Angeles, the author shares the sights and sounds of each place. Tango aficionados will love the book as it speaks a lot about tango and also about the tango community in Buenos Aires where the author becomes a member.