Juliet in August

By Dianne Warren; Cassandra Campbell (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781452658230)

Publication Date: July 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2012 Indie Next List
“This quietly lovely story of people finding joy where they can is set near the Little Snake Hills sand dunes of the Canadian West, where small town lives can be as dry and brittle as the prairie grasses or a rich as the history of the area. Among the characters are a man and a woman with an old drive-in theater and a missing camel named Antoinette; a couple and their children getting deeper in dept; and a lost Arabian horse who helps a man discover what to do with his life. Highly deserving of Canada's Governor General's Award.”
-- Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM


Description

With writing reminiscent of Alice Munro, Carol Shields, Larry McMurtry, and Elizabeth Strout, Juliet in August uncovers the incredible drama beneath the inhabitants of a sleepy prairie town.




About the Author

Dianne Warren is a novelist, dramatist, and short story writer. Her published works include the short story collections The Wednesday Flower Man, Bad Luck Dog, and A Reckless Moon, as well as the plays The Last Journey of Captain Harte, Serpent in the Night Sky, and Club Chernobyl, which won the City of Regina Book Award. Her novel Cool Water won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction at the 2010 Governor General's awards. Diane lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with her husband and their two sons. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audio books and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.




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  1. The novel begins one hundred years ago, with the story of a legendary cowboy horse race. It then jumps to the present and follows several characters who live within proximity of the route of that race. Why do you think the writer included the story of the horse race? What does it add to the novel?




Praise For Juliet in August

"I was reminded of Carol Shields and the creation of unassuming, matter-of-fact characters who are, in truth, generously complicated. The writing is understated, wry, laconic---as if the place itself could not produce any other kind of story." ---David Bergen

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