ISBN:978-1-944-88053-9 (Penguin Ireland, 2008)
An epic biography of figures famous and familiar woven into an autobiography of a mother written with "corrective" footnotes added by a disrespectful daughter. Wonderful in its reality, A Dance in Time is chock full of characters you'll love and some you'll hate but not a single one who is not vibrant and alive.
But [then] Dolores dies.
I found the opening scene astonishing due to real life reflection complete with my [used to be] strawberry hair and my daughter's maddening "talk to the hand" attitude. The book never read like fiction. It held me fully in it from start to startling finish.