Audra Friend

About me

Audra Friend is a Boston-based book blogger who reviews as Unabridged Chick ( 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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Joy Street by Laura Foley

Title: Joy StreetAuthor: Laura FoleyGenre: Poetry (Relationships / LGBTQ / Motherhood / Parents / On Writing)Publisher/Publication Date: Headmistress Press (7/8/2014)Source: TLC Book ToursRating: Liked. Did I finish?: I did.One-sentence summary: More than thirty brief, but powerful, poems on love, life, everyday joy and everyday loss.Do I like the cover?: I'm…

From the Fifteenth District by Mavis Gallant

Title: From the Fifteenth DistrictAuthor: Mavis GallantGenre: Fiction (Short Stories / Europe / World War II / Italy / France / Marriage / Ex-Pats)Publisher/Publication Date:Source: France Book ToursRating: Liked a good deal.Did I finish?: Yes.One-sentence summary: Nine short stories of individuals outside of their own communities -- due to war,…

2015 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This is one of my favorite reading challenges, mostly because hist fic is among my favorite genres, and until 2014, was a challenge I easily beat. (Thus, I suppose, negating the "challenge" part of it, but whatever.)This year the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge is being hosted at Passages to the…

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