Book of the Week (11/20/2017)

A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash by Richard Nevell (Peterborough, N.H. : Bauhan Publishing, 2017).

Richard Nevell, local photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter delves into the rich history of American Country dancing in his new book, "A Time to Dance".
"A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash" presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations. --Toadstool Bookshop website.

Richard Nevell opens the doors to dance, inviting us in to fully experience what has stirred the mind, heart, and feet for generations. A Time to Dance explores the evolution of American country dance from Colonial times to the present, taking the reader across the USA in search of the reasons why so many millions of Americans love to share the country dance floor with friends, neighbors, even total strangers, in a celebration of community. Like dancing itself, A Time To Dance entertains, instructs, and leaves us enthused. --Publisher's blurb.
Join Richard at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm for a book signing and discussion of "A Time to Dance"!

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