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2013 02 Cover for MARTIN Still Dancing

by Kathleen M. Martin
This story is a beautiful and honest record of a lifelong love affair and the difficult illness that ended it. In this book Kathleen M. Martin grapples with the clashing roles of wife, lover, dance partner, helpmate and caregiver. As she reflects on this two and a half year time period, she proves herself as unflinching in the writing of the story as she was in the living of it.
“In this honest and moving memoir, Kathleen Martin tells a tale that grips the heart. There are times when Still Dancing makes you want to avert your eyes, but Martin takes you gently by the hand on her caregiving journey and shows you hope, disappointment, romance, resentment, tenderness, and friendship. In the end, this is a story about love.” – Sherry Hinman, Editor.
Kathleen M. Martin has always written: letters, poems, pieces for community newsletters, and poems for both her children and for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. In her career as an Early Childhood Educator she co-authored a manual for Co-Operative Nursery Schools. She supports her growth as a writer through her membership with the Writers’ Community of Durham Region and by attending workshops, retreats and conferences.

While leading the writing group and volunteering in the Healing Beyond the Body programme in Princess Margaret Hospital, Kathleen found the healing which enabled her to write this memoir.


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Leaving their comfortable life in Canada behind, Edward, Diane and their two children, Amanda and Colin, embark on an adventure beyond their wildest imaginings. In order to follow Ed’s dream of improving his technical skills on the double bass with a world-renowned teacher, they move to Italy for the better part of a year. Before their departure, Diane’s aunt gives her a diary in which she faithfully records their daily struggles, triumphs, failures and hilarious encounters.

Written as a series of diary entries and letters to friends and family at home, Letters from Italy is a warm-hearted, intimate account of a life-changing experience.
Diane Seufert Tait is a professional violinist, a gardener and practicing clinical herbalist. She lives with her husband Edward in a small village northeast of Toronto.

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Reflections on the Road is out of print.
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