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The Unexpected Waltz

Kim Wright.

By Kim Wright, 1955-

From the author of the critically acclaimed debut Love in Mid Air comes this moving novel about a middle-aged widow who finds her feet by embracing a new hobby: ballroom dancing.

Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, “pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am.”

Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly’s girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets—including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly’s heart.

In the vein of Jennifer Weiner's novels, Unexpected Waltz is a deeply felt story about moving on after loss and finding a new walk—or dance—of life through the power of second chances.

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Format: Book
Author: Wright, Kim, 1955-
Summary: "Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, "pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am." Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly's girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets--including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly's heart. In the vein of Jennifer Weiner's novels, Unexpected Waltz is a deeply felt novel about moving on after loss and finding a new walk--or dance--of life through the power of second chances"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The unexpected waltz / Kim Wright.
Publisher Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
Subject: Widows -- Fiction. Rich people -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction. Friendship -- Fiction. Ballroom dancing -- Fiction. FICTION / Romance / Contemporary. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship.
Isbn: 9781476754222 (hardback) 1476754225 (hardback) 9781476754239 (trade paperback) 1476754233 (trade paperback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Wright
Oclc: 866803624
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Bib Id: 525811

Format: Book
Author: Wright, Kim, 1955-
Summary: "Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, "pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am." Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly's girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets--including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly's heart. In the vein of Jennifer Weiner's novels, Unexpected Waltz is a deeply felt novel about moving on after loss and finding a new walk--or dance--of life through the power of second chances"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The unexpected waltz / Kim Wright.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2014.
Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Widows -- Fiction.
Subjects: Rich people -- Fiction.
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ballroom dancing -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary.
Subjects: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Friendship.
LCCN: 2013046837
ISBN: 9781476754222 (hardback)
ISBN: 1476754225 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781476754239 (trade paperback)
ISBN: 1476754233 (trade paperback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Wright