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Dancing Lessons: A Novel Paperback – Sep 7 2011


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cormorant Books (Sept. 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770860479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770860476
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #266,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

OLIVE SENIOR is the prizewinning author of a dozen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Her short story collection Summer Lightning (Longman, 1986) won the inaugural CommonwealthWriters’ Prize for Best Book, and her poetry collection Over the Roofs of theWorld (Insomniac, 2005) was a finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. Born in Jamaica, she has travelled widely and now spends most of her time in Jamaica and Toronto.

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HASH(0xa19b0f78) out of 5 stars Lessons in life June 26 2015
By Orlando - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the best novels I have read for a long time, and I read a lot. Olive Senior is an experienced writer of poetry, short stories and non-fiction. This is beautifully written and very moving. It is about an elderly Jamaican woman and her friends and family, and if you think that sounds uninteresting then you should think again. It is rather like John McGahern's masterpiece, "Amongst Women," and I cannot give it higher praise than that. Read it, love it, and tell your friends and other serious readers about it. This book deserves prizes, and deserves to be widely read. "Dancing Lessons" gives us lessons in life, and there is no greater meaning in literature than that.
HASH(0xa19b3de0) out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed the insights into another culture along with pieces of ... Nov. 29 2014
By Barbara Gregory - Published on Amazon.com
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Crafted in a series of flashback stories, a life lived is told. Having grown up in a different culture, I thoroughly enjoyed the insights into another culture along with pieces of commonality - seniors' residences, feelings of inadequacy, fear for our children, desire for ourselves.

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