WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing!
27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being a painter; in front of her lies the dreary task of finding a real job and figuring out what “normal” people do with their lives. Then, a classified ad in the local paper introduces Frieda to Gladys, an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer. The catch? Gladys is a ghost.
In Dance, Gladys, Dance, Cassie Stocks tells the uplifting story of a woman whose uncanny connection with a kindred spirit causes her to see her life in a new way—as anything but ordinary.
Praise for Dance, Gladys, Dance
"Dance, Gladys, Dance is a lovely demonstration of the importance of creating, whether it’s art, friends or food. Connection—reaching out to others—is the ultimate value of this charming and thoughtful novel. "
~ The Globe and Mail
"[a]n entertaining blend of humour and pathos, friends and families, the living and the dead. "
~ Anjana Balakrishnan, Herizons Magazine
"[t]he characters are zany and interesting, and, while Stocks has a witty tone, she deals with very serious, sometimes downright devastating, themes. "
~ Caroline Barlott, Avenue Edmonton
"I loved hanging out with the characters in this book. "
~ Joy Fisher, The Coastal Spectator
Cassie Stocks was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She’s been a biker chick, a university student, an actress, and a rich man’s gardener; she’s worked as a waitress, an office clerk, an aircraft cleaner, has raised chickens, and once upon a time, was even the caretaker of a hydroponic pot factory.
Cassie currently lives in Eston, SK, with her son Julian. The 2013 Stephen Leacock winner Dance, Gladys, Dance is her first novel.