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The Next Step in the Dance

by Tim Gautreaux

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An incredible writer, definitely one of my "re-read books". This man is a genius. ( )
  wbwilburn5 | Jun 13, 2012 |
I really enjoyed this novel by Tim Gautreaux. The characters are very well developed, and the sense of family and home is very powerful. I enjoyed Gautreaux's writing style and he draws out strong emotions as he tells the story of Paul and Collette. I've read several of the author's books, and will buy the remaining ones as well. ( )
  jspurdy | Aug 29, 2008 |
southern, cajun, romance, relationships, dialect ( )
  bstrauss | Jul 21, 2008 |
Good read. Really enjoyed Gautreaux's writing style. ( )
  magst | Jul 9, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312199368, Paperback)

Bringing the same light and gentle understanding that he did to the story collection Same Place, Same Things, author Tim Gautreaux tells the tale of Paul and Colette, star-crossed and factious lovers struggling to make it in rural south Louisiana. When Colette, fed up with small town life, perceives yet another indiscretion by the fun-loving Paul, she heads for Los Angeles, with big dreams and Paul in tow. Paul's attempts to draw his beautiful young wife back home to the Cajun bayou, and back to his heart, make up a tale filled with warmth, devotion and majestically constructed scenes of Southern life.

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A couple find out the hard way they are made for each other. Colette, a Louisiana bank teller marries mechanic Paul because he is good looking and a great dancer. Paul has no ambition, but Colette has and she leaves him for California. He follows, life is hard, they return. She becomes pregnant, he nearly dies fishing for shrimp, they fight, they divorce, they reunite.… (more)

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