Audra Friend

About me

Audra Friend is a Boston-based book blogger who reviews as Unabridged Chick (www.unabridgedchick.com). Audra studied anthropology and geography as an undergrad, and she’s most taken with novels that address the stickier side of history, place, and society as well as the roles of women, from royals to riffraff. Professionally, Audra has worked in the non-profit sector for the last ten years and is blessed with coworkers who don’t mind hearing about what she’s currently reading.

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Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen

Title: Juliet's NurseAuthor: Lois LeveenGenre: Fiction (Historical / 14th Century / Verona / Italy / Inspired by Shakespeare / Mother/Daughter Relationships / Tragedy)Publisher/Publication Date: Emily Bestler Books/Atria (9/2014)Source: Italy Book ToursRating: Liked very much.Did I finish?: I did.One-sentence summary: The story of Shakespeare's famed Juliet and her tragic love are…

Winner!

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words recently.  I'm so grateful for all of you! It was a busy weekend, which is why I'm late with this -- my apologies!The winner of Night of a Thousand Stars is ... Antonia!Congrats to the winner!  Be sure to check out my open…

Weekend reads and many transitions...

The last few weeks have been busy, emotional, and full of transition.  I celebrated my sixth wedding anniversary last weekend, which also marked four weeks until our Little Reader is due.  As we scramble, badly, to finish our baby prep, I learned my youngest cat, Grace, had kidney failure and…

 
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