Dance, Gladys, Dance

  • Title: Dance, Gladys, Dance
  • Author: Cassie Stocks
  • ISBN: 9781897126769
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dance Gladys Dance WINNER OF THE STEPHEN LEACOCK AWARD FOR HUMOUR WRITING 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
    WINNER OF THE 2013 STEPHEN LEACOCK AWARD FOR 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 FriedaWINNER OF THE 2013 STEPHEN LEACOCK AWARD FOR 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.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book and am happy it won the Leacock award. It's an example of prairie humour, so it's nice that it was recognized by non-prairie dwellers. My favourite part of the prairie humour was the part where she talked about the Kleenex boxes in Saskatchewan cars. This, my friends, is a reality.This is a lighter novel, even though it does deal with some heavy subject matter. The characters are quirky and it's really a book about finding yourself, your community and your way. It's a [...]

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    2. Absolutely loved it. Can it be turned into a movie, please?

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    3. June 5, 2012I'm just a few chapters in and, even though I am not one for ghost stories, I am quite at home with these characters. Perhaps, I'll shall don my dancing shoes too.June 9, 2012I finished this book last night and to be perfectly honest, I don't know why I am not giving this book 5 stars. Perhaps I am reserving that score for this author's next book. But for a first novel, I am thoroughly impressed. I see from the author bio that Cassie Stocks has had lots of life experience. Perhaps th [...]

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    4. I have to say, this is one of THE most unique books that I have ever read. It’s the type of book that normally I would be making comments about the author not knowing what type of book she wanted to write, except that IT WORKS. And it works beautifully.Frieda is a 27-year-old former art student who just left a relationship with a chain-of-sex-stores-owning millionaire in Kentucky, and moved back to Winnipeg. She’s one of those lost souls, and in the beginning, and admittedly at other points [...]

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    5. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which was a selection of my book club. It's about a young woman and an artist who is struggling to find her place in the world, and she is helped by a friendly ghost. There is a cast of weird and wonderful characters. Because I'm from the Canadian prairies, I particularly liked the setting of Winnipeg (which is an unexpectedly artistic community). Having read the short biography of this first-time novelist, I couldn't help wondering how much of the story is autob [...]

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    6. I love this type of book. Refreshingly quirky and fun to read. Loved the line about the boyfriend making breakfast in his underwear to which Freida retorts "would have been more romantic if he had used a frying pan". Killed me! My only complaint is that it's Cassie Stocks debut, which means I can't search out more of her booksbut I'll definitely be waiting! Write, Cassie, write!

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    7. What an amazing beautiful book! I could not put it down! It was such a wonderful book to read! One of my top 10 favorites! I am so happy I read it I just wish I had read it earlier. I cannot wait to lend it out and recommend it to everyone! I feel so great after reading this book. Very uplifting and inspirational! Just wow! It's a easy read also. Took me two days!

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    8. I don't even know how to describe how much I loved this book. The writing was wonderful. I loved every single character. I couldn't put it down and never wanted it to end. Seriously. It was that good. Well done, Cassie!

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    9. An amazing book about art, independence and finding friends in unlikely places. The book was full of humor and sorrow plus a sense of the imperfection of humanity. It's rare that a book makes me cry but this one did. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

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    10. Funny and quirkye book and the characters but also full of love, generosity and forgiveness. Open your heart and mind, communicate with art and be as caring and forgiving of yourself as you are with others. A joy to read, unexpected ending but satisfying in its own way.

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    11. Delightful. So different and wonderful. Loved getting to know these characters, although I think Frieda would have referred to her hoodie as a bunnyhug like a good Saskatchewan girl. :) I highly recommend.

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    12. I have a bad habit of critiquing books while I'm reading them. Even when I'm immersed in the story and enjoying myself, part of my attention is on how and why the book works. It gives me pleasure and mostly I can't help it."Dance, Glady's Dance" was an exception. It reached past my over-analytical head and connected with my emotions. It made me happy, even when it was making me sad.I'm not entirely sure how Cassie Stocks did that but I'm very glad she did."Dance, Glady's, Dance", like many of th [...]

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    13. Can't say enough about this inspiring book. It is funny - deserving of the Leacock award it was given - but it is so much more than that.Cassie Stocks is able to take a modern day art-school drop out with a very messy love life and turn her into someone who stumbles into an unusual living situation and make the most of it. All of the minor characters sparkle in this book and I fond myself feeling sympathy for some of them, outrage at others and an honest desire to meet some of the others. She ve [...]

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    14. Well, this was excellent, in the end. I really liked the first couple of chapters, with the introduction to Freida, and then her meeting with Mr. Hausselman. Then the next little bit is sort of the lowpoint for me, with Freida going through her rebelious/utterly idiotic/almost delusional phase. I mean, I sort of get the following a guy and his band across the country, but some of the other stuff, really now?But then when everyone starts essentially moving in at Mr. Hausselman's, and creating thi [...]

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    15. At its heart this story is about creating a life: whether that's through art, craft, business or relationships. Creative power bubbles throughout, and I found that the narrative really honoured Frieda's painting as well as Miss Kesstle's crocheting prowess, and Girl's cardboard box art installations. I loved how Stock takes Fine Art, domestic craft and feminism and stirs them all into a story that, despite its darker moments, sadnesses and soul-searching, ends up being uplifting and life affirmi [...]

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    16. This was everything I expected of a Leacock Medal winner, and it left me with just the right mix of laughter and profound meaning. There were a few moments where the story faltered for a bit. When things were humming along on rails, though, it more than made up for those lapses.At its heart, this is a novel about finding or losing the primal creative essense of art in all its forms, but there was also a strong bent of sexism and gender [in]equality that really gave it teeth.I'm also pretty easy [...]

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    17. "If she wanted to put her spectral trust in a tofu wiener on a white bun, who was I to argue?"After dropping out of art school, Frieda is stuck at a dead end. Her life long dream to paint and create art didn't pan out, so what choice but to become a "normal" person? Her to do list: Get a "normal" job, learn to talk about the weather Even this plan is way-laid, however, when she answers a classified ad for an old phonograph. It's not poetry that one would find in Cassie Stocks's coming of age sto [...]

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    18. " Sometimes, when you read the first few paragraphs of a new book, you get a tingly sensation that tells you you’re about to experience something special. “Dance Gladys, Dance” was one of those books for me. I’d heard the author read some very funny bits during a literary festival and so, when I couldn’t sleep one night, I picked it up thinking a chuckle or two might help me doze off. Four hours later I was still curled up in the recliner, mesmerized by one time artist, Frieda Zweig’ [...]

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    19. i did laugh out loude characters were very colourfuli love it when i can read an entertaining book by a Canadian.Frieda has lost her desire to be an artist and embarks on finding her next chapter in lifee funny characters and situations she gets herself into make her realize what life is all about.

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    20. This book won the Leacock Humour award. It it an unusual book. Not the type you laugh out loud all the way through (at least not for me); but it does have its funny situations. Loved the characters and especially the ghost, Gladys.

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    21. I just wanted it to be over

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    22. Quirky characters and humour woven around a woman of tragedy. But with a twist. I would recommend to all who like a good story.

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    23. I thought that this book was incredibly charming. The supporting cast is quirky and loveable and the story is fun and touching.

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    24. The main character is a twit and most of the other characters seem like jerks.

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    25. This is really a terrific first novel by a Canadian author. The characters come alive on the page and especially good for anyone who is looking for direction in their lives.

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    26. What a funny, touching story. I loved it - anyone who is trying to figure out who they are in their 20s should pick this book up.

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    27. 4.5 stars! Such a hilarious writing style and a super light hearted and warm book! This book will make you feel good inside. Totally recommend it!

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    28. I really enjoyed this book. It made me think as well as laugh. It is not of the genre I usually read but has opened me up to look at a different kind of book to read.

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    29. On the long list for 2018 Canada Reads, this novel is easy to read, fun, funny, insightful, and inspired in parts. In parts, belaboured, but the premise outweighs that. The premise starts with an ad, in which Frieda is invited to engage with a ghost who leads her through personal insights and character development. When another notice comes out, it is for someone else. We can learn from everything, even (and especially) novels that give more than just a story. Here is a novel with just that: sto [...]

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    30. ***See all of my reviews on my blog: Flawless WordsThe best way I can think to describe this book is "that was a fun romp." To me, it was more about the colourful characters than the very improbable and a bit thin at times storyline.The main character, Frieda Zweig, is a little bit lost in life. She has just returned to Winnipeg after having dropped out of art school and come out of a couple of devastatingly wrong relationships. She answers an intriguing ad in the paper for a phonograph that con [...]

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