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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The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

Title: The PromiseAuthor: Ann WeisgarberGenre: Fiction (Historical / early 20th Century / Galveston / Texas / Natural Disaster / Marriage) Publisher/Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing (4/1/2014)Source: PublicistRating: Loved! A top ten read of 2014.Did I finish?: Oh yes. One-sentence summary: Two women from different lives are bound together through a man…

Interview with Ann Weisgarber

Yesterday I reviewed Ann Weisgarber's The Promise, a stunningly delicious novel set in 1900 Galveston, Texas, featuring two unshakeable narrators and a poignant story.  It's going to make my top ten of 2014, I know it, and I can't stop enthusing about it.  I'm delighted to share my interview with…


Ohemgee, I am so behind on life.  I'm behind on reading, behind on reviews, and behind on announcing giveaway winners.  (Sorry!)  So, here are a few from the last few weeks; I promise I'll be more prompt from now on!The winners of The Eagle and the Swan are ... Diane…

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