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 Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith

Title: The Frangipani HotelAuthor: Violet KupersmithGenre: Fiction (Short Stories / Contemporary / Vietnam / Vietnamese-Americans / Cross-Cultural Experiences / Supernatural Themes / Folk Lore)Publisher/Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau (4/1/2014)Source: TLC Book ToursRating: Loved.Did I finish?: I did. One-sentence summary: Nine chilling and atmospheric short stories about Vietnam.Reading Challenges: E-book, NetGalley…

The Anatomy Lesson by Nina Siegal

Title: The Anatomy LessonAuthor: Nina Siegal Genre: Fiction (Historical / 17th Century / Amsterdam / The Netherlands / Rembrandt / Historical Figure Fictionalized / Artist)Publisher/Publication Date: Nan A. Talese (3/11/2014)Source: Edelweiss Rating: Loved.Did I finish?: I did. One-sentence summary: A day in 17th century Amsterdam, immortalized in a Rembrandt painting.Reading…


It's been crazy hectic in my personal and professional life, so apologies for the delay in getting this up!  But I have a giveaway winner at last!The winner of The Debt of Tamar is ... Susan C.!Congrats!  If you didn't win, be sure to check out my open giveaways (both…

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