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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: July 2012 ISBN: 9781452678238
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 12/26/2013

    " It took me a couples of tries to get past the first chapter... then you had me!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenis | 12/15/2013

    " A quiet little novel with several barely linked stories running throughout. A little slow going at the beginning, but by the end I found myself surprised that it was over so soon. Overall an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 11/10/2013

    " Very simple story but easy to read. Setting was very familiar to me because I grew up in a simliar place--actual setting was only 30 miles from me! Very poetic book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/13/2013

    " Interesting read about small townSaskatchewan. Delightful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 8/23/2013

    " Canadian literature at its best. A brilliant, well written, absorbing "24 hour portrait" of a small, fictional Canadian prairie town and it's various inhabitants. A book about nothing, and about everything. I would love to see a sequel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine | 5/19/2013

    " Yuck...couldn't get into to this one at all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/8/2013

    " Found the back & fro of characters a bit confusing. Diane lent it to me. Beautiful descriptions of the sand dunes & small town life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frankie | 1/26/2013

    " Loved this book and did not want it to end. Sand dunes, horses, key lime pie, a lawn mower, and green beans. Saskatchewan, who knew? Guess I will have to visit there again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Christensen | 11/16/2012

    " A warm-hearted story. In overlapping stories transpiring over a day and a half of the life of a small Canadian ranching town, this novel is a fun and occassionally laugh-out-loud read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misteeyed | 10/1/2012

    " A really enjoyable read about the fascinating stories of ordinary people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tsgarp77 | 9/22/2012

    " absolutely loved this book. takes place in DESERT of Canada. each story-line covered under a different chapter taking place in town of juliet, canada (in august!). and eventually, each story/character intertwines. loved it!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Lesyshen | 9/21/2012

    " I so wanted to like this book but all the stories were too short and I really did not care what happened to any of the characters. So many of the events and what the characters did were completely unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valdamerca | 8/7/2012

    " Well written, liked the overview of the small town life from many different lives. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.