Dancing on the Edge of the Roof A Novel the basis for the film Juanita

Sheila Williams, with her talent for detailed storytelling, expertly takes the reader on a poignant and humorous quest for self.”—Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author of Read Between the Lies At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from ...

Author: Sheila Williams

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780307519214

Category: Fiction

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“Dancing on the Edge of the Roof kept my heart and mind dancing through the pages. Sheila Williams, with her talent for detailed storytelling, expertly takes the reader on a poignant and humorous quest for self.”—Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author of Read Between the Lies At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a place that seems about as far away from the violence and poverty of the Columbus, Ohio, projects as the moon. She wants adventure and excitement—if such things exist for a pre-menopausal African American woman with three grown, deadbeat children. Juanita’s new life in Paper Moon, Montana, begins at a local diner where a culinary face-off with chef and owner Jess Gardiner finds Juanita in front of Jess’s stove serving up home cookin’ that lures the townsfolk like a magic spell. And suddenly Juanita, who was just passin’ through, now has a job by popular demand. Out here in this wide-open space, Juanita’s heart can no longer hide, especially when she sees herself through the eyes of the wonderful and eccentric people of this down-to-earth town. She’s happy in Paper Moon; she’s found a home, but can she stay? And then there’s Jess. She has always dreamed of romance, but she never planned on falling in love.

Dancing on the Edge

The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle.

Author: Han Nolan

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780544612389

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 264

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The National Book Award-winning novel of a young girl’s coming of age, from the author of Send Me Down a Miracle. Twelve-year-old Miracle McCloy never liked the story of her remarkable birth, but her grandmother Gigi has always loved telling it. An expert in occult magic, Gigi insists that when Miracle was saved from her dead mother’s womb, it was an omen of greatness to come. But how can Miracle become a prodigy like her father when sometimes she feels like she doesn’t even exist? When her father suddenly vanishes without a trace, Miracle’s life starts feeling less miraculous by the day. The only time she feels whole is when she’s dancing—an activity her grandmother strictly forbids. But shortly after her thirteenth birthday, a life-threatening incident puts her whole world in a harsh new light. And though she does not emerge unscathed, Miracle might finally see the truth about her past, her family, and herself. “Extraordinary . . . Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl’s mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Elaborately drawn characters that will surprise readers at every turn . . . Compelling.” —Booklist (starred review)

Edward

Another excellent exploration of What It's All About, by Mr. Magical Realism. With footnotes.*So, what's it all about, this book that's about What It's All About?

Author: Bruce Taylor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530692199

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Page: 244

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Another excellent exploration of What It's All About, by Mr. Magical Realism. With footnotes.* So, what's it all about, this book that's about What It's All About? It's about Edward, and Infinity, and well, as noted in footnote 66, The term "growing up" seems to have the connotation of some sort of existence that has the sense of a final arrival point. God, how many times is that question asked in school: "What are you going to be when you grow up?" As though somehow what you are right then isn't valid. To answer such a question with a statement like, "I'm going to be what I am now: a human being," would bring from people very curious, if not frightened looks. Only when one's identity is linked to a role does one have "validity" or self-worth. Edward was constantly either baffled or amused by this question of what one was going to be when one grew up. It's like wondering what a crow, or dog, or willow tree is going to be when they "grow up." It's as though we are asked to be anything else other than what we are--as if what we are already, simply is not good enough. So that, "growing up" occurs at the point when you have finally become something other than what you really are. Strange, strange indeed. __________ *Lots of footnotes.** **I mean, lots of footnotes.*** ***Even footnotes to footnotes. And hyperlinks.

Dancing at the Edge of the World

The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802135293

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

Dancing at the Edge of the World

This is an important collection of eloquent, elegant pieces by one of our most acclaimed contemporary writers.” —Elizabeth Hand, The Washington Post Book World “I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind ...

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802165664

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 452

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“I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind,” writes Ursula Le Guin in her introduction to Dancing at the Edge of the World. But she has, and here is the record of that change in the decade since the publication of her last nonfiction collection, The Language of the Night. And what a mind — strong, supple, disciplined, playful, ranging over the whole field of its concerns, from modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos, with an eloquence, wit, and precision that makes for exhilarating reading.

Dancing on the Edge of the Empire

Biography of Tasmanian Tatts heiress, Pauline Curran, who married an exiled Georgian prince, Maximilian Melikov and left Tasmania to live in Europe.

Author: Victoria Rigney

Publisher:

ISBN: 064649287X

Category: Aliens

Page: 203

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Biography of Tasmanian Tatts heiress, Pauline Curran, who married an exiled Georgian prince, Maximilian Melikov and left Tasmania to live in Europe. On her death she left her considerable assets to 3 beneficiaries, the Greenpeace Environmental Trust, the Tasmanian government wildlife protection services and the St. Ann's Homes for the Aged.

Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn

From the bestselling author of The Elegant Gathering of White Snows comes a poignant, outrageous, refreshingly liberating story about one woman whose life takes an unexpected turn.

Author: Kris Radish

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553901160

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of The Elegant Gathering of White Snows comes a poignant, outrageous, refreshingly liberating story about one woman whose life takes an unexpected turn.... Meg Fratano has just witnessed the unthinkable: her husband of twenty—seven years making love to another woman. In her bed. And all Meg wanted to do was watch. Quietly, secretly, watch. Then she realized her life would never be the same. Meg isn’t sure what she wants, but she knows it’s not what she had. After almost three decades of marriage and two children, she has finally awakened to how unhappy she is. Now, with the help of friends old and new, and even her teenage daughter—a former brat who has blossomed into a startlingly wise young woman—Meg just might break through the chains of everyone’s expectations for her and find the strength to take the first step on her own path. To strip away a lifetime of inhibitions. To dance naked at the edge of dawn...

Dancing at the Edge

This is a handbook for anyone aspiring to develop their 21st-century competencies and for any organization hoping to cultivate the persons of tomorrow in its midst.

Author: Graham Leicester

Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited

ISBN: 1911193678

Category: Leadership

Page: 206

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In his 1969 essay, The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow, the psychologist Carl Rogers looked ahead to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world we inhabit today. He suggested that living in such a world would require a whole new set of competencies - demonstrated already by the 'persons of tomorrow' he saw around him even then. In Dancing at the Edge, Maureen O'Hara and Graham Leicester pick up the thread fifty years on. Drawing on extensive research and their own wide experience, they map the 'powerful times' in which we live, the 21st-century competencies required to thrive in this complexity and how to discover and develop them in practice. They identify: - Three emergencies: real, conceptual and existential - Three potential responses: denial, collapse and transformation - Three literacies: psychological, cultural and epistemic These literacies - or ways of reading the landscape - open the door to our 21st-century competencies, which are innate, relational, and will develop through practice in a supportive organizational or social setting. The picture that emerges is complex but remarkably clear and surprisingly hopeful - even exhilarating. Organizations of every sort from businesses to schools and healthcare, from government bodies to NGOs, can create the conditions, offer the support and provide the context within which engaged, aware, passionate and compassionate people can rise above denial and take on the challenges of today's powerful times. This is a handbook for anyone aspiring to develop their 21st-century competencies and for any organization hoping to cultivate the persons of tomorrow in its midst.

Dancing on the Edge

In Dancing on the Edge, I wanted to create a story set against this background, inspired by these true incidents and vivid memories.

Author: Stephen Poliakoff

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408183250

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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Set in a time of immense change, Dancing on the Edge tells the story of a black jazz group, the Louis Lester Band, as they rise to fame, entertaining guests at exclusive high society gatherings in 1930s London. While many recoil at the presence of black musicians in polite society, the capital's more progressive socialites, including younger members of the Royal Family, take the band under their wing. In this explosive five-part series, Stephen Poliakoff returns to television with his most ambitious work to date. Dancing on the Edge provides a new angle on an extraordinary time in history, giving us a piercingly original vision of Britain in the 1930s; a time of glamour, hardship, vibrant new music and financial meltdown. Combining the rich characterisation of Shooting The Past with the epic sweep of The Lost Prince and inspired by true stories of the era, Dancing on the Edge was produced by Ruby Film and Television for BBC2. Also included is the innovative epilogue to the whole drama, Interviewing Louis, where music journalist Stanley conducts a combative in-depth interview with Louis Lester. This funny and disturbing drama complements the main story perfectly while leading us towards a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

Dancing on the Edge

Ellie was of course managing to be in the centre while on the edge of the ... She was dancing to be near Jack, I was sure, and her dance was different to ...

Author: David Coombes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445742007

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Dancing on the Edge

Shepard C. Wilbar. ON THE EDGE G m m D Dancing on the Edge Shepard C. Wilbar I'fiTl AuthorHousem 1663. Front Cover.

Author: Shepard C. Wilbar

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477271803

Category: Fiction

Page: 522

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This fictional story covers the life of Nick Packard from his youth to becoming a wealthy real estate developer in Boston, Massachusetts. After years of great success in one of the hottest real estate markets in America, Nick runs into bad luck in the 1980's as his once dynamic business falls into serious trouble and is choked By mafia infiltration. On top of this the disastrous real estate market crash hits in the late 1980's. One calamity after another strikes making this a suspenseful thriller. The places, real estate development details and economic events are real. The plot is fictional. Baby boomers will love the details of the period.

Dancing on the Edge

... chasm had opened up and he was hanging onto the edge by his fingernails. ... The main food service stopped at nine and made way for dancing and stage ...

Author: LM Somerton

Publisher: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)

ISBN: 9781781844472

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Life is a dance. Whether you lead or follow, the passion of it should sweep you away. Carey and Alistair have the kind of relationship that is the envy of their friends. Carey is an old-fashioned Dom who appreciates quiet obedience. Alistair is a sub who is comfortable in his skin and finds peace in his submission. Needless to say, their happiness is too good to last. When Alistair's powerful father chooses his reputation over his son, all hell is let loose. Forcibly committed to a clinic for reversion therapy, Alistair can only hope that his lover will save him. Carey calls on his friends from The Edge and they band together not just to rescue Alistair but also to protect his future. They've all flirted with danger in the past—but friendship is worth any risk. As the tension mounts and the stakes get higher, new bonds are forged but will Carey and Alistair's love survive?

Dancing at the Edge

They dance at the edge.” International Futures Forum The Boathouse Silversands Hawkcraig Road Aberdour Fife KY3 0TZ Scotland Tel +44 (0)1383 861300 ...

Author: Maureen O'Hara

Publisher: Triarchy Press

ISBN: 9781908009289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Maureen O'Hara and Graham Leicester explore the competencies - the ways of being, doing, knowing and organising - that can help us navigate in complex and powerful times. They argue that these competencies are innate and within reach of all of us - given the right setting, plenty of practice and some gentle guidance. But they are seldom seen because they are routinely undervalued in today's culture. That must change, the authors insist, and this book is intended to begin that change.The book is based on the authors' extensive research and their practical experience observing the qualities demonstrated by some of today's most successful cultural, political and business leaders. They write of 'persons of tomorrow' that they have witnessed:"e;We find that people who are thriving in the contemporary world, who give us the sense of having it all together and being able to act effectively and with good spirit in challenging circumstances, have some identifiable characteristics in common... They are the people already among us who inhabit the complex and messy problems of the 21st century in a more expansive way than their colleagues. They do not reduce such problems to the scale of the tools available to them, or hide behind those tools when they know they are partial and inadequate. They are less concerned with 'doing the right thing' according to standard procedure than they are with really doing the right thing in the moment, in specific cases, with the individuals involved at the time. In a disciplined yet engaging way they are always pushing boundaries, including their own. They dance at the edge."e;

Dancing on the Edge of Chaos

DANCING. ON. THE. EDGE. OF. CHAOS. ONE Like a wounded animal, your mother laid on the hospital bed. She did not speak or cry out, the only noise in the room ...

Author: Timothy X. Merritt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462803026

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Dancing At the Edge of Life

Author: Gale Warner

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: UVA:X004230869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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In a compelling, inspirational celebration of the human spirit, this intriguing memoir chronicles a young writer's battle with lymphoma, offering an unflinching account of her treatment, her struggle to hang on to life, and her spirit and joy in living in the face of death.

Billy Wilder Dancing on the Edge

In this critical study, Joseph McBride offers new ways to understand Wilder's work, stretching from his days as a reporter and screenwriter in Europe to his distinguished as well as forgotten films as a Hollywood writer and his celebrated ...

Author: Joseph McBride

Publisher:

ISBN: 023120146X

Category: Austrians

Page: 680

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In this critical study, Joseph McBride offers new ways to understand Wilder's work, stretching from his days as a reporter and screenwriter in Europe to his distinguished as well as forgotten films as a Hollywood writer and his celebrated work as a writer-director.

Dancing on the Edge

Performances recorded at the American Dance Festival

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ISBN: OCLC:1176457285

Category: Modern dance

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Performances recorded at the American Dance Festival

A Body of Work

David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents a look at his artistic ...

Author: David Hallberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476771175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents a look at his artistic life—up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury that almost cost him his career. Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot childhood—an all-American story marred by intense bullying—and culminating in his hard-won comeback, Hallberg’s “moving and intelligent” (Daniel Mendelsohn) memoir dives deep into life as an artist as he wrestles with ego, pushes the limits of his body, and searches for ecstatic perfection and fulfillment as one of the world’s most acclaimed ballet dancers. Rich in detail ballet fans will adore, Hallberg presents an “unsparing…inside look” (The New York Times) and also reflects on universal and relatable themes like inspiration, self-doubt, and perfectionism as he takes you into daily classes, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new interpretations of ballet’s greatest roles. He reveals the loneliness he felt as a teenager leaving America to join the Paris Opera Ballet School, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the reasons behind his headline-grabbing decision to be the first American to join the top rank of Bolshoi Ballet, tendered by the Artistic Director who would later be the victim of a vicious acid attack. Then, as Hallberg performed throughout the world at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling ankle injury and botched surgery leading to an agonizing retreat from ballet and an honest reexamination of his entire life. Combining his powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, Hallberg has written a great ballet memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom. “Candid and engrossing” (The Washington Post), A Body of Work is a memoir “for everyone with a heart” (DC Metro Theater Arts).