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The Resource Echoes of the dance, Marcia Willett

Echoes of the dance, Marcia Willett

Label
Echoes of the dance
Title
Echoes of the dance
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Willett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
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Review
  • In this sprightly tale of true confessions, troublesome challenges, and transient pleasures, Willett reacquaints readers with Kate Webster, a cherished character from previous novels (First Friends, A Friend of the Family, both 2006), as a catalyst in reuniting an estranged father and son, and introduces Daisy Quin, a promising young ballerina whose career is in jeopardy. Mourning the death of her longtime lover, the emotionally fragile Kate ponders an uncertain future on her own, while her dear friend Roly faces a stunning revelation concerning his son, Nat, that will either forge a strong new bond between them, or push them farther apart. Leave it to the delightfully forthright Daisy to show both Kate and Roly the simple solutions to their complex problems, a favor Roly gladly repays when Daisy finally realizes her days as a dancer are over. With an agile mastery of multiple story lines and an uncanny knack for creating sympathetic characters, Willett winsomely creates congenial worlds that welcome loyal fans and new readers with ease. -- Carol Haggas (Reviewed 02-15-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 12, p37)
  • For her latest warmhearted take on love, change and relationships, Willett brings back Kate Webster (First Friends ; A Friend of the Family ), now a newly widowed grandmother living in Cornwall not far from Roly Carradine, a retired London photographer. While trying to persuade grieving Kate to adopt his newest stray dog, Floss, Roly agrees to take in a stray person, Daisy Quin, who, like Roly's sister, Mim, years before, has just suffered an accident that threatens to end her dancing career. Mim became a successful and beloved dancing instructor and wants to help Daisy follow her example, but Daisy is not ready to face that she may never dance again, or that the man she's in love with is not all he seems. Likewise, Roly's manipulative ex-wife, Monica, still pines for him; Roly retains a guilty secret; and Roly and Monica ignore the fact that their son, Nat, has secrets of his own. Chez Willett, friends help friends when they get "wumbled" (worried and jumbled) while courtship and marriage just wumble things up. Willett gets a bit wumbled herself, overexplaining the psychology of her characters and avoiding a happily-ever-after ending by substituting stagy sentimentality. Appealing, durable, human characters like Kate, Roly, Mim and Daisy deserve better. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed January 15, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 3, p30)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
160737
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DLC
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Willett, Marcia
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.I4235
LC item number
E25 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
Echoes of the dance, Marcia Willett
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, c2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
630141
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780312361006
Lccn
2007001062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312361006
  • (OCoLC)79860063
Label
Echoes of the dance, Marcia Willett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, c2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
630141
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780312361006
Lccn
2007001062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312361006
  • (OCoLC)79860063

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