Dancing Through the Shadows by Theresa Tomlinson

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Into the pattern of Ellen's days, filled with dance practice and vacation plans, comes an unwelcome surprise: her mother has breast cancer. Suddenly her family's life hinges on endless rounds of hospital visits and support groups, cancer nurses and chemotherapy. Ellen learns to cope with her mother's illness as she helps uncover an ancient secret that holds special meaning for her. As they work and learn together, her friends and teachers guide her through her own healing process shaped by life-giving water and life-affirming dance. In Dancing Through the Shadows, Theresa Tomlinson describes a family faced with a devastating crisis. In her sensitive handling of the topic she has written an exceptionally heart-warming and hopeful novel.

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Shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal, Theresa Tomlinson has an outstanding reputation for her historical novels. Visits to Turkey have sparked her imagination and allowed her to research ancient Troy--the world of the moon riders and voyage of the snake lady. Theresa Tomlinson has three grown children and lives in Whitby, England, with her husband, an architect, and her cat, Mewsli.
Published November 30, 2013 by RHCP Digital. 112 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tomlinson (Riding the Waves) counterpoints lofty lore about the well and its healing powers with earthbound, sometimes blunt dialogues about the progression of Ellen's mother's disease (""The truth is, it's not really the thought of feeling sick or tired that bothers me.

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