Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend

Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend

by Robert James Waller

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Overview

The author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Bridges of Madison County once again brings characters and situations with his special blend of lyricism and magic. This is a bittersweet story about two good people who discover that true love, when it comes, is rarely fair, or right--or without pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446516532
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/1993
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Robert James Waller lived on a remote ranch in the high-desert mountains of Texas, where he pursued his interests in writing, photography, music, economics, and mathematics. He was the New York Times bestselling author The Bridges of Madison County, which has sold over 10 million copies, was adapted into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clintwood and also a Broadway musical; and its epilogue A Thousand Country Roads. He died in his home at age 77.

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Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Waller wrote Bridges of Madison County, but Cedar Bend is amazing. It's an exquisite story about love, lost and found, and secrets revealed. One man's quest for his soul's match will lead him to India, through the most poetic of language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great dialogue and perceptions thru the eyes of main character.Wonderful story that moves right along.Nice realistic ending. I am anxious to read another of his books.
jjmorenov on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice reading. No big deal but easy and fast. I recomend it to have a good time during a weekend.
amberc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
He sees her across a crowded room, she's married. They fight their attraction for almost a year then succumb. A few months later she runs to India, where she had spent 3 years 15 years ago. He follows her, discovers she was once married to an Indian terrorist who died and she has a daughter. They go back to the US, leaving the daughter in India. He has a motorbike accident. He gets better. She runs back to India. He doesn't follow her this time and she eventually comes back to him. The End. Not a lot of action, even the 'surprises' were well telegraphed before you got to them.
countrylife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The man is apparently good at his craft; writes well and all that. Sample: Down the halls of the administration building he went, admiring the waxed oak floors, inhaling the vapors of incompetent power radiating from the walls and oozing from under darkened doors like smoke from a burning village where truth and beauty had once been found.The main setting is a fictional college town in Iowa, with background in Custer, South Dakota, and large portions of the story taking place in India. His most descriptive writing was of India, a place I've never been, but could feel myself there in his words. He was thorough with his characters, too, but the only ones I cared for were her father and his mother; all the rest, including the main characters of the middle-aged college professor, and the wife of another professor, rubbed me the wrong way. But he seemed to save his most lavish descriptions for the sex scenes, of which there were plenty. Had I known its substance, I would not have picked up this book; adultery stories aren't my cup of tea. If that isn't something that bothers you, you may enjoy this book for its writing. For myself, it gets a personally-didn't-care-for-it rating of 2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beatifully written. A wonderful story with historic elements and the realilty of relationships and love. I believed every word and was sad it had to end.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book spoke to me like no other recently. I knew the University, I knew the staff, the professors, and the students. The graduate schools and the universities I have attended and taught at were places where I experienced situation like the ones with the dean and the secretaries. I never knew a Jellie, but I knew international and domestic students who had mysterious pasts and were hiding, exploring or other wise trying to get by... thanks Robert.