Life wasn’t simple on Giffort Street. 

The collected stories in Harry Danced Divinely take place on an elm-lined street during the nineteen fifties and sixties. Neighbors reappear from story to story, just like they do in any neighborhood.

Self-absorbed parents are shocked when their nanny leaves without giving notice. There is a reason why a decent young man doesn’t want to be called a Korean War hero. A family fights the Vietnam War in their living room. And an elderly woman teaches her spoiled adult son a public lesson because she doesn’t have a tea bag.

There are five stories and a novella in Harry Danced Divinely, each one unforgettable. After you settle in on Giffort Street, you won’t want to leave!


Book cover showing silhouette of dancing man tipping his hat gleefully, his tie flying. Marian D. Schwartz

What Readers Are Saying

“Every story a glimpse into a real-life story of a person, a family… engaging enough to read into the wee hours of the morning, this book was a true pleasure and an unexpected find.”
“Ms. Schwartz has created complex and unforgettable characters. When I closed the cover of “Harry Danced Divinely,” I wasn’t ready to leave Giffort Street.”
Linda Lange
“The interweaving of characters and one’s neighborhood was one of the best that I have read in a long time.”
Diane De Pasquale
“Marian Schwartz is a superb writer. She has the ability to make us identify with her characters. I loved all six stories and hope she is in the process of writing more.”
Mystery Buff
“A compelling and thought provoking collection of short stories.”
“I’m a fan of inter-related short stories, and this collection is a fine example of why they appeal to me.”