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Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories) (Volume 4) Paperback – August 9, 2016
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- "Uvi's skill at both visual and written art is outstanding." - Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer
- "The imagery in this book is incredible and outstanding... Anyone who has been involved in a passionate romance will be able to feel the power of the romance between these two lovers." - USN Chief, Ret..VT Town, Top 500 Reviewer
- "Dancing with Air by Uvi Poznansky is a lyrical tour se force set in World War II in England. Poetic, evocative, and at times langorously delicious, the new audiobook version adds even more to the sense of "being there" along side the delightful characters who, by the way, span a series of novels over the course of their lifetimes." - Aaron Paul Lazar, Author
- "This is a heart warming story, a continuation of a thought provoking family saga... Uvi Poznansky is a gifted writer who has painted warm yet realistic saga. I strongly recommend it." - Richard L. Weatherly, Author
- "Dancing is more than a love story. It is a window on the days leading up to the Allied invasion of France to rid Europe of the Nazis... What I find so compelling about this book is the excellent writing, believable dialogue, engaging plot and pleasurable story telling. The ending had an unexpected twist." - Bill Cronin, Author
- "I've read several of Uvi Poznansky's novels. She's good. She knows how to entertain, inform, and cause thoughtful pause. Of the works I've read, I think this is my favorite." - Dan Strawn, Author
- "The utter power of passion gripped me start to finish throughout this compelling tale." - Paul DeBlassie III, Author
- "The writing of this intense story of love and heartbreak is what makes it a classic. You'll go through the wringer with this one, but you'll never forget it." - J.A. Schneider, Author
- "The only way to describe this book is that it's a 'work of art'. The author painted an incredible picture with her words in this historical romance set in WWII. I absolutely loved Lenny and Natasha's characters." - Jan Romes, Author
- "This is a beguiling story of a beautiful love, war intrigues... You learn new things about fascinating places, long ago time, and challenges that some people must face in life from Uvi's detailed and well researched work. At the same time, her excellent storytelling skills and well developed characters never fail to entertain." - Ia Uaro, Author
- "This is a powerful yet poignant story of great passion and deep sorrow... You must read Author, Uvi Poznansky's vividly written descriptions in order to appreciate the beauty of this novel." - Jess S. Hugh, Author
- "Reading it transported me back in time and, to a place I am familiar with, England and London. It is clear that her research of 1940s fashion, music and general attitudes is thorough... The last chapter in Dancing with Air is particularly poignant. To quote Uvi Poznansky herself, it "choked me like a lump of unshed tears." - Paul Douglas Lovell, Author
From the Author
The series Still Life with Memories includes the following volumes:
- I: My Own Voice
- II: The White Piano
- III: The Music of Us
- IV: Dancing with Air
- V: Marriage before Death
- VI: Book Bites: The Wrong Girl
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Lenny is now in a predicament. His assignment is to seed love letters to a girlfriend with hints that General Patton and an invasion force plan to invade Europe at the closest point between England and Europe, Pas de Calais in NW France. Natasha gets to spend some time with Lenny which places him in a predicament. He must write the misleading love stories to a girl he knows in the states, maintain an apparent sincerity while avoiding Natasha's scrutiny.
Lenny convinces his commander that he should have the freedom to travel through the area he's assigned to write about. He's given permission and brings Natasha along riding in the sidecar of his Harley-Davidson. During his travel to the Straights of Dover he discovers elements of truth to enhance the realism in his letters to the girl in the states. He learns more details about the diversionary plan.
When Lenny takes some time to investigate an ammunition storage area for the Allies his trip is cut short.
The ammunition storage area or depot explodes almost costing Lenny his life.
It takes a long time for Lenny to come around from an apparent coma. Afraid that Natasha may have discovered his letters while incapacitated, he soon learns of Natasha's deep love for him.
This is a heart warming story, a continuation of a thought provoking family saga while observing Natasha's mental decline in her later years.
Uvi Poznansky is a gifted writer who has painted warm yet realistic saga. I strongly recommend it.
Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories Book 4)
The writing is beautiful and engaging, and even secondary characters are realistic and interesting. I loved Mrs. Babcock, the woman with whom Natasha is staying while in London. Mrs. Babcock is “prudent,” as evidenced by her dress made out of “industrial blackout cloth” and decorated with lace from “some old pillowcases.” Her image is both comical and appealing, as she invites Lenny in while they are waiting for Natasha. She chats with him easily, referring to him and Natasha as “lovebirds” and complaining about an overabundance of carrots and scarce supplies of other food. I found her interactions with Lenny humorous and a welcome respite from the tension of war around them. Probably, humor is how real people coped with the war.
Another secondary character I really liked was the fisherman whom Lenny and Natasha meet during their trip to the White Cliffs of Dover, foreshadowing Lenny’s next trip to the area, during D-Day. The conversation between the fisherman and the young couple is full of symbolism and foreshadowing. For example, he warns the couple of the dangers of the cliffs, “They can crumble anytime.” He goes on to discuss the significance of the area for England, going back to the times of Julius Caesar and naval battles of the past. With the fisherman’s help, their visit to the shore becomes “a strange rehearsal” of their future wedding. I loved the extended moment of their time together with the fisherman as they started a fire and cooked the fish. It was a very realistic description of one of those simple moments in life that we tend to remember forever. A wonderful book. Highly recommended.
Dancing With Air is a lovely story set in a very unlovely era – WWII. Bad things are happening all around Lenny and Natasha and somehow their love finds a way to thrive in spite of it all. Bombs are falling, danger lurks around every corner and let’s not forget Natasha’s mother – someone very determined to keep them apart.
This book has a wonderful mixture of what Lenny and Natasha’s lives were like back when they were falling in love and the present time, as Lenny tries to deal with his wife’s frightening disease – Alzheimer’s. As the reader we want everything to be okay for both Lenny and Natasha
but know it probably won’t be.
Dancing With Air is a rollercoaster ride of joy and sorrow- such a beautiful experience.
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