Dancing on the Edge of the Roof

Narrated by: Lizan Mitchell
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Sheila Williams tells the compelling story of a middle-aged woman who is looking for excitement and takes a chance at starting over. The adventures Juanita encounters in her new town, Paper Moon, test her hope and courage and give her a sense of self-confidence that she never had before.

©2002 Sheila Williams (P)2004 Recorded Books

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I love this book I wanted more. I laughed I cried

I wanted more. I wanted to visit papermoon Montana. This book needs a sequel. I love love love it!!!

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A beautiful love story

A beautiful Love Story of an ethnic blending of cultures. and strength. I recommended it.

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"Loved it "

Simple, funny, and heart warming. I enjoyed the simplicity of the story and encouraging message.

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Absolutely fabulous!

This story is strong & heartbreaking; simple & sweet; romantic &hopeful, but most of all, full of courage and wisdom. Juanita is charming and someone with whom the whole world will fall in love! Finally, I have found an amazing narrator with a smooth voice, full of expression and warmth, that makes you feel the story.

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Wonderful story, wonderful storyteller.

Had me hooked from the first chapter. I could almost see, hear, smell, and taste each experience as the story unfolds. Thank you. I am an avid (now blind) reader. I love when a story gives you just enough details to image being part of the story, while at the same time not over saturating with minutia. Couldn’t wait to listen to more of your stories.

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Heartwarming Tale

Very good listen. The narration was exceptional. One of those feel good stories. Good book.

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A story of doing for yourself...

The perfect motivation to getaway from it all.....even if it's only for a moment. In DOTEOTR Juanita learns to do just what Juanita wants without guilt.

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If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

When this book ended I teared up! The ending was so touching and beautiful that I didn't want it to end. Although you do get a sense of what the future holds for Ms. Juanita! Sheila Williams does a fantastic job on Dancing on the Edge of the Roof! Heart warming, thought provoking, and real look on life and the relationship of people around us. This has become one of my favorites of 2019! It had me laughing out loud, shaking my head, and just falling in love with Juanita. I can not pick out any part of the book that was a favorite as I loved it all. I actually watched the movie Juanita first and the movie made me look to see if there was a book that surrounded it and when I found the book I was excited. I loved the movie, but the book blows the movie out of the water! The book goes into so much more that I was left being disappointed in the movie wishing they stuck to the book hahahaha. I loved Juanita, Millie, Jess, Peaches, and the whole crew. The world building was fabulous bringing you right there along for the journey. The character's were so real and easy to connect to you felt like you knew them for years. The book was just a journey of one woman who was fed up with the norm and decided to be a heroine and find herself! She does it, just picks up and leaves her daily life, points to a spot on a map, and off she goes. On the way she discovers things she didn't know much about, see's more of the world besides her home in the projects of Columbus, OH, and in the process rediscovers herself. Lizan Mitchell does a fantastic job narrating the story really bringing so much emotion and energy to the story. Sheila Williams and Lizan Mitchell make an awesome team! Highly recommend this book!

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outstanding, reader and great story line

love love love.. it a great listen. enjoy the reader voice and great story line

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Good Great Outstanding

Listened to the book after watching the movie adaptation and I must say the book is even better. The story reminds us all that it is never to late in life to make a change. Or go on an adventure. That it’s ok not to look back or fall into old routines and behaviors. I loved listening to the narrator as she made me feel right there in the moment. I recommend to all.