Dancing on Broken Glass

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A powerfully written novel offering an intimate look at a beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it, Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock perfectly illustrates the enduring power of love.

Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder, and she has a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry. 

Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put it all in writing.  Mickey promises to take his medication. Lucy promises not to blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, they have good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy of their eleventh anniversary, she gets an impossible surprise that changes everything. Everything. Suddenly, all their rules are thrown out the window, and the two of them must redefine what love really is.

An unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart.
 

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I was drawn to this book because it dealt with the problems of maintaining a healthy marriage when one partner has bipolar disorder. I have a dear friend whose daughter is bipolar and who is ... Read full review

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I loved loved loved this book. If you know someone who is Bipolar or has a mental illness, this will make you laugh, cry, and smile. Ka Hancock does an amazing job capturing the struggles of the 2 main characters. One will surprise you, the other will make you cry.... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
23
Section 4
42
Section 5
51
Section 6
77
Section 7
90
Section 8
100
Section 19
236
Section 20
246
Section 21
258
Section 22
274
Section 23
281
Section 24
294
Section 25
307
Section 26
317

Section 9
142
Section 10
153
Section 11
164
Section 12
179
Section 13
187
Section 14
197
Section 15
207
Section 16
213
Section 17
221
Section 18
228
Section 27
326
Section 28
333
Section 29
338
Section 30
345
Section 31
358
Section 32
370
Section 33
380
Section 34
391
Section 35
395
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About the author (2012)

Ka Hancock has two nursing degrees and has spent most of her career working with psychiatric and substance abuse patients. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and has four children. Dancing on Broken Glass is her first novel. 

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