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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.

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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.

"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

"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

"Juliet in August is an intricately beautiful novel full of the unexpected triumph of ordinary life." ---Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone

"This debut novel of interlinking stories follows one day in the life of Juliet's quirky residents. Campbell's measured pace matches the precise descriptions and complex characters." ---Booklist Audio Review
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Juliet in August

Author Dianne Warren

Narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Publication date Jul 5, 2012

Running time 12 hrs

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