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The Resource The dance : a novel, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

The dance : a novel, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley

Label
The dance : a novel
Title
The dance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Marilyn, tired of being the perfect wife, leaves her husband Jim after twenty-seven years of marriage, it will take a devoted transformation to restore their love
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Tone
Review
  • Renowned relationship-expert Smalley joins with award-winning novelist Walsh to create a heart-wrenching portrait of a painful marriage. The story of Jim and Marilyn Anderson feels as true as any real couple’s, thanks to Smalley’s years as a counselor and Walsh’s excellent attention to detail. Like many women, Marilyn, decades into her marriage, finds herself feeling unloved and disconnected from her husband. Jim prides himself on being the head of his home in a biblical manner, and he’s shocked and furious when he discovers that Marilyn has decided to leave him. What will their grown children think? How will their community accept it? Jim’s world has crumbled, while Marilyn has rebuilt hers. Then, on separate paths, Marilyn and Jim both begin to find healing through ballroom dancing. Jim hopes to win Marilyn back, but her heart may be far too hardened after years of neglect. Readers will be totally drawn into their emotional journey as the wounds, large and small, continue to reveal themselves in the Andersons’ marriage. -- Richard, Carolyn (Reviewed 04-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 15, p20)
  • Readers will find a unique blend of Walsh’s signature storytelling (The Reunion) and Smalley’s marriage advice (The DNA of Relationships) in this first of the four-book Restoration Series. Marilyn Anderson, after 27 years of marriage, leaves her husband. “I’ve dropped hint after hint, clue after clue,” she says in her note. Jim, a successful businessman, is clueless, but, once over his anger, he begins soul-searching with help from his children and retired dance instructor Audrey Windsor. Marilyn, meanwhile, finds a job and a roommate and begins dance lessons. Throw in a well-meaning uncle, their daughter Michele’s wedding, their sons’ questions, a demanding church deacon, a dashing dance instructor, and a hurricane, and readers will definitely come away satisfied and shedding tears at the end. Mixing fiction’s emotion and nonfiction’s teaching works splendidly here. Supplemental interview material and discussion questions add depth. Walsh’s agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 25, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 08, p)
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10178348
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Walsh, Dan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A446
LC item number
D36 2013
Literary form
fiction
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Smalley, Gary
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True
Series statement
The restoration series
Series volume
no. 1
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Married people
Target audience
adult
Label
The dance : a novel, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780800721480
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012045278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 795759403
  • (OCoLC)795759403
Label
The dance : a novel, Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780800721480
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012045278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 795759403
  • (OCoLC)795759403

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