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October 5, 2021
Two artists—a dancer and a writer—meet in mid-life at an artist retreat in California, immediately fall in love, marry, live together for two dozen years. Even more suddenly, the wife finds herself widowed and grieving. At age 70, she begins to write, sitting at the very desk where Cheuse sat. The result is a strong-voiced, compelling memoir that offers insight into finding lasting love at the midpoint of life, navigating grief in the face of tragedy, and working through loss by telling the story.
Amy Tan says of the book, “Our Last Blue Moon reveals the impetuous love affair between two people…literary icon Alan Cheuse and free-spirited choreographer Kris O’Shee. Writing with the intimacy of a love letter, O’Shee chronicles the minute details of a full marriage…both private and shared.”
Novelist Susan Richards Shreve, author of You Are the Love of My Life and More News Tomorrow, says, “I am captivated by the rare authenticity of Kris O’Shee’s voice in Our Last Blue Moon. At once passionate, playful, and profound, O’Shee’s creation is a warm, funny testament to what ultimately endures in a life lived together and apart. I loved it!”
Kris O'Shee spent four decades as a modern dancer and choreographer, including one of those decades in London where she co-founded Junction Dance Company and taught at the London Contemporary Dance School. After returning to the U.S., she taught and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area before taking a position on the dance faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Moving to Washington, D.C. to live with her now late husband, Alan Cheuse, she founded O'Shee Dances and continued choreographing and performing. In the last two decades, O'Shee earned a certificate in massage therapy and a graduate degree in psychology. She currently has a private practice in psychotherapy in DC, where she resides. www.krisosheeauthor.com