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publisher: NeWest Press

Dance, Gladys, Dance

by Cassie Stocks

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list price: $11.99
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category: Fiction
published: May 2012
ISBN:9781927063583
publisher: NeWest Press
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WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing!

27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter; in front of her lies the dreary task of finding a real job and figuring out what “normal” people do with their lives. Then, a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer. The catch? Gladys is a ghost.

In Dance, Gladys, Dance, Cassie Stocks tells the uplifting story of a woman whose uncanny connection with a kindred spirit causes her to see her life in a new way—as anything but ordinary.

Praise for Dance, Gladys, Dance
"Dance, Gladys, Dance is a lovely demonstration of the importance of creating, whether it’s art, friends or food. Connection—reaching out to others—is the ultimate value of this charming and thoughtful novel."
~ The Globe and Mail
"[a]n entertaining blend of humour and pathos, friends and families, the living and the dead."
~ Anjana Balakrishnan, Herizons Magazine
"[t]he characters are zany and interesting, and, while Stocks has a witty tone, she deals with very serious, sometimes downright devastating, themes."
~ Caroline Barlott, Avenue Edmonton
"I loved hanging out with the characters in this book."
~ Joy Fisher, The Coastal Spectator

About the Author
Cassie Stocks was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She's been a biker chick, a university student, an actress, and a rich man's gardener; she's worked as a waitress, an office clerk, an aircraft cleaner, has raised chickens, and has even been the caretaker of a hydroponic pot factory.In 2002, she was accepted to the Writing with Style workshop at the Banff Centre, where she received support and encouragement from Sharon Butala and the late Gloria Sawai. Upon her return to Edmonton, she quit her job at a steel fabrication plant and applied to the Grant MacEwan Bachelor of Applied Communications in Professional Writing.Cassie currently lives in Eston, SK, with her son Julian. Dance, Gladys, Dance is her first novel.
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Awards
  • Long-listed, Canada Reads
  • Winner, LEACOCK MEMORIAL MEDAL FOR CANADIAN HUMOUR WRITING

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