It's a while since Ive read a book that I've really enjoyed. This one is the story of a woman recently widowed, taking a cruise trip across the Atlantic to new York to meet up with a friend she hasn't seen in years. The actual journey is punctuated by a metaphorical journey into her past in which she unravels her own involvement in troubling events.
I have enjoyed all of Salley Vickers's previous novels, especially Miss Garnet's Angel. Dancing Backwards is well written and a very gentle read. It is both funny and sad in places, a great read for long, lazy summer days.