Avalanche Dance

By Ellen Schwartz
Tundra Books (NY), Paperback, 9780887769580, 185pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

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Description

Gwen lives for dancing. When she has the chance to take an intensive - and expensive - course far from home, she knows her parents will object. She also knows that she can usually convince her father to support her. She raises the subject when they're together skiing, but the discussion turns into an angry confrontation that is cut short by a sudden dreadful avalanche that almost kills her dad.

The avalanche leaves terrible damage in its wake. Gwen is left wracked with guilt and injuries that may end her career as a dancer. Her life is complicated by her best friend, Molly. Molly has her own demons, and may either be a danger to Gwen or part of her salvation. Gwen must find a way to make peace with Molly, with her family, and with her own conscience if she is ever again going to experience the freedom that dancing brought her.




About the Author
Ellen Schwartz is the author of fourteen books for children and one adult nonfiction book. In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories, and her stories for children have been published in children's magazines and teaching anthologies. Ellen, whose background is in education, currently works as a corporate and curriculum writer and editor, and teaches creative writing classes at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Ellen has two daughters and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.



Praise For Avalanche Dance

Praise for Stealing Home:
"Keenly felt internal conflicts, lightened by some sparky banter put this a cut above the
average...."
— Starred Review, Booklist

"Schwartz....deserves cheers from the stands for her craft."
Vancouver Sun

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