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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (903 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dianne Warren Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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, is a camel named Antoinette.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warm, witty, and wisely crafted, Juliet in August is a rich and encompassing novel of unforgettable neighbors who become our own.”

    Ivan Doig, New York Times bestselling author of The Bartender’s Tale

  • “This is powerful writing—gut-wrenching and inspiring. Its drama is quiet, but in the end you hardly know what hit you.”

    Governor General’s Award Jury

  • “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, author of The Age of Hope

  • A Governor General’s Literary Award winner

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tammy Lee | 2/13/2014

    " This book centered all around the people, their lives, and the hardships they endure in small town Saskatchewan. It made me lonesome for home, the dust of the prairies, and life in a small town. That could be why I enjoyed this book so much, being able to relate to the story, but it was well written and a good read, just extra poignant for me. I will be looking to read more from this author :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/12/2014

    " Maybe a bit less than a 4, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this, considering that 20 pages or so in I wasn't sure if I would finish. It's not a book for everyone, as there is very little plot. It's basically character sketches of a handful of people in small town Saskatchewan, but it's well written and a nice change of pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/17/2014

    " A little gem of a book, with multiple stories skillfully intertwined. Thank you, Shelf Awareness, for allowing me to discover a wonderful, new writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charmaine | 12/28/2013

    " This story is set in rural Saskatchewan, in a town bordering a desert. I connected with the simple stories of people trying to make a go of it in a time of recession. One of the best I've read this year. "

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About the Author

Dianne Warren is the author of short stories and plays. This is her first novel. It won the 2010 Governor General’s Award for fiction, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes (published under the title Cool Water). Warren lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.