The Last Dance

Author: Fiona McIntosh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857975994
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Would you risk everything for love? Stella Myles is suddenly impoverished through a family crisis and becomes forced to make ends meet by selling herself as a dance partner in a Piccadilly ballroom. Here she meets the enigmatic Montgomery, who orchestrates a job for her as governess for the wealthy Ainsworth family in Sussex. But nothing is as straightforward as it first seems. In entering the mansion of Harp's End, Stella encounters a family with more secrets than most. She struggles to fit in above or below stairs - although nothing proves so challenging as restraining the illicit love that ignites between herself and the mysterious Douglas Ainsworth. When Douglas announces that they are all to voyage aboard a cruise ship bound for Morocco, tensions reach new heights and finally bubble over. Stella finds herself caught up in a family at war and in a world on the edge of another. She is now the keeper of an incendiary document smuggled out of Berlin, one which must reach London at all costs. From the rolling green hills of the Kentish Weald to the colourful alleys and bazaars of Morocco, this is a thrilling story of intrigue and danger - and a passion to risk dying for.

Save the Last Dance Poems

Author: Gerald Stern
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393337316
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of poetic works by the National Book Award-winning author of Everything Is Burning is comprised of intimately personal pieces that continue the satirical and redemptive vision of his previous collection, in a volume that is complemented by a longer piece, "The Preacher," in which the writer meditates on the book of Ecclesiastes. Reprint.

The Last Dance Facing Alzheimer s With Love and Laughter

Author: Ann McLane Kuster
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483580555
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Through twenty-five years in the New Hampshire Legislature and a run for Congress in 1980, Susan McLane advocated for the mentally ill, for welfare mothers, for dignity in dying. She fought to save the environment, preserving lakes and protecting wildlife. A tireless advocate for women in politics, raising funds and recruiting candidates, she made a difference in the lives of others. The Last Dance is this family's story about learning to "swim in the deep end of the lake" when the woman they all love best, their matriarch, Susan "Susie" McLane, slips away, one day at a time, to Alzheimer's disease.

Last Dance

Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 1467727857
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Rachel Deering has her eyes on her toes: she wants to become a world-class ballerina. As a 14-year-old, she is already one of the best dancers in the country. Just as she prepares for an audition for an opening with a prestigious dance troupe, Rachel starts having some very disturbing symptoms. After collapsing at school, she has many tests and her doctor tells her the news: She has diabetes. Now her world consists of blood tests, insulin shots, a controlled diet, and constant fear that she will have a reaction and end up unable to dance—or worse.

The Last Dance

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy
Publisher: Peachtree Junior
ISBN: 9781561451098
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ninny and Bessie promise each other that if one of them dies the other will dance on the departed one's grave, and the promise helps their love endure even after death.

The Last Dance

Author: Lynne Ann DeSpelder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077519159
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The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying provides a comprehensive, up to date, and readable introduction to the study of death and dying. It directs attention to the evolving understanding of death and dying in today's culturally diverse environment. In a straightforward, conversational style, with an extensively illustrated format, The Last Dance provides a solid grounding in theory and research as well as in methods for applying what is learned to readers' own circumstances, both personal and professional. No other textbook so successfully combines the research and theories of such diverse disciplines as anthropology, art, ethics, health science, literature, philosophy, psychology, public policy, religion, and sociology. The tenth edition of The Last Dance includes new coverage of key topics yet retains the focus, writing, and pedagogy instructors have come to expect from the best-selling text in death studies.

Last Dance

Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316050067
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Exploring what it means to be a school, a coach, and a player in college basketball's Final Four, Feinstein exposes the driving forces behind one of the most revered events in American sports. Readers will also find dramatic stories from the officials and referees to the scouts and ticket-scalpers.

Last Dance in Havana

Author: Eugene Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439138095
Format: PDF
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In power for forty-four years and counting, Fidel Castro has done everything possible to define Cuba to the world and to itself -- yet not even he has been able to control the thoughts and dreams of his people. Those thoughts and dreams are the basis for what may become a post-Castro Cuba. To more fully understand the future of America's near neighbor, veteran reporter Eugene Robinson knew exactly where to look -- or rather, to listen. In this provocative work, Robinson takes us on a sweaty, pulsating, and lyrical tour of a country on the verge of revolution, using its musicians as a window into its present and future. Music is the mother's milk of Cuban culture. Cubans express their fondest hopes, their frustrations, even their political dissent, through music. Most Americans think only of salsa and the Buena Vista Social Club when they think of the music of Cuba, yet those styles are but a piece of a broad musical spectrum. Just as the West learned more about China after the Cultural Revolution by watching From Mao to Mozart, so will readers discover the real Cuba -- the living, breathing, dying, yet striving Cuba. Cuban music is both wildly exuberant and achingly melancholy. A thick stew of African and European elements, it is astoundingly rich and influential to have come from such a tiny island. From rap stars who defy the government in their lyrics to violinists and pianists who attend the world's last Soviet-style conservatory to international pop stars who could make millions abroad yet choose to stay and work for peanuts, Robinson introduces us to unforgettable characters who happily bring him into their homes and backstage discussions. Despite Castro's attempts to shut down nightclubs, obstruct artists, and subsidize only what he wants, the musicians and dancers of Cuba cannot stop, much less behave. Cubans move through their complicated lives the way they move on the dance floor, dashing and darting and spinning on a dime, seducing joy and fulfillment and next week's supply of food out of a broken system. Then at night they take to the real dance floors and invent fantastic new steps. Last Dance in Havana is heartwrenching, yet ultimately as joyous and hopeful as a rocking club late on a Saturday night.

Last Dance

Author: David Russell
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459701054
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Winston Patrick reluctantly leads some kids in suing their school when a same-sex partner is refused entry to the prom, but opponents will stop at nothing to make their point, not even murder. Winston Patrick was a successful lawyer who defended the downtrodden of Vancouver’s criminal world. Dissatisfied with his career, he traded in the courtroom for the high school classroom. Winston is barely surviving his first year at a Vancouver high school when his students present a human rights issue. A student wants to bring his same-sex partner to the high school prom, but the school won’t let him. Winston reluctantly leads his proteges on their first legal quest: suing the school. He never thought that fighting for a student’s rights could have deadly consequences, but as the issue gains publicity, Winston discovers that their opponents will stop at nothing to make their point not even murder. David Russell’s first Winston Patrick novel, Deadly Lessons, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel.