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!

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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.”
MandyS
“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.”
Maureen
“I’m a fan of inter-related short stories, and this collection is a fine example of why they appeal to me.”
Patch