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.
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by Cat Warren
by Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith, Warren Bennis
by Tracy Guzeman
by Cindy Woodsmall
by Yasmine Galenorn
by Susan C. Shea
by Megan Mayhew Bergman
by Lorna Barrett
by Sarah Pekkanen
"Set in the picturesque Little Snake Hills of Saskatchewan, the town of Juliet offers an array of quirky characters, vibrant imagery, and profound warmth. Cassandra Campbell performs Diane Warren's lyrical prose with insight that allows the beauty and brutality of the landscape and the simplicity of living on the land to speak for themselves. Her pensive, quiet voice, soft with drama, exudes a gentle force that blends laconic memories with vigorous power. However, the novel's parts are inexpertly linked; it works more aptly as connected short stories--but it doesn't suffer from its unhinged properties. Campbell shares the ordinary lives of various characters over the course of one typical summer day. Themes include love of the land and aspects of horse culture, both expressed in a cadence reminiscent of eons of storytelling. This production is steeped in Western tradition new and old, magnificently interpreted by Campbell. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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