Item description for To Dance in the Desert: A Novel by Kathleen Popa...
Overview Having witnessed the violent death of her husband and father in one terrible day, Dara flees to the refuge of a secret house in a remote desert valley. But she's not alone. In the distance, on the sands of the desert, dances a woman. Further, Dara's begun to hear a voice in the wind that whispers it loves her, and invites her to dance. Follow Dara as she discovers her long-lost mother, makes new friends, and discovers the rhythm of grace the finally teaches her how to dance.
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Studio: Cook Communications Ministries
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1589190947 ISBN13 9781589190948
Reviews - What do customers think about To Dance in the Desert: A Novel?
Lots of Layers Nov 16, 2008
This is good reading with lots of layers and characters who seem very real--I have read it twice because I needed to see how each character was necessary to one of the others in the plot--heavy reading.
excellent read Aug 17, 2008
Kathleen Popa has written an insightful book called "To Dance in the Desert". It is a wonderful tale of loss and a quest for identity and God. It made me want to dance.
Incredible tale! Mar 4, 2008
This story is amazing. Strange in some ways, yet incredibly insightful in others. Have you ever met someone who was very guarded and stand-offish, almost skittish? The main character, Dara, is this type of person. As you delve into her life you begin to understand the complexity of her issues and her need for a savior. Dara is so lost. Then she meets Jane, the wacky earth-mother who is not as crazy as she seems at first. I loved experiencing Dara's quest for her biological mother. Her deep pain and misplaced guilt shows how truly devastating abandonment can be to a child, especially if the person who left is the mom. Dara learned a lot about herself and grew through the course of the story. She set aside her own needs to help others, yet still had this wall around her heart. But a nagging voice in the wind would call to her, especially when her pain seemed the most out of control. That still small voice is one we all need to tune into. It just might turn our lives around if we do.
Wonderful! Dec 19, 2007
This is one of my very favorite books of 2007! It's lyrical yet intense, moving yet realistic. A must read for everyone.
Wonderful Sep 20, 2007
Am reading this book now and I have to say It is wonderful. Not sure but I think it parallels with Dance in the Desert by Madeleine l'Engle. I can't wait to finish it to see if it does, and i get shivers realizing who is calling out to her spirit. It's magical...i wonder how it will end!