Juliet in August (MP3 CD)

By Dianne Warren, Cassandra Campbell (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781452658230

Publication Date: July 5, 2012

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
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Description

Juliet, Saskatchewan, is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town-a dusty oasis on the edge of the Little Snake sand hills. It's easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there. But the hills vibrate with life, and the town's heart beats in the rich and overlapping stories of its people: the rancher afraid to accept responsibility for the land his adoptive parents left him; the bank manager grappling with a sudden understanding of his own inadequacy; a shy couple, well beyond middle age, struggling with the recognition of their feelings for each other. And somewhere, lost in the sand, a camel named Antoinette.


About the Author

An award-winning novelist, dramatist, and short story writer, Dianne Warren's published works include the short story collections "The Wednesday Flower Man," "Bad Luck Dog," and "A Reckless Moon," and the novel "Cool Water," which won the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in 2010.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" for 2009 and 2010.


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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