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.

From my website

Interview with Lois Leveen

Last week I reviewed Lois Leveen's wonderful Juliet's Nurse, a novel of Shakespeare's tragic couple, told from the viewpoint of Juliet's wetnurse. But rather than simply retell the story, Leveen delved into life for a medieval domestic, and made this humorous character warm, earthy, and human. I'm thrilled to share…

Weekend reads and almost ready...

We're finally close to being prepped for Little Reader's arrival (I'm not sure I'll ever be ready!). About two weeks or so to go!As we had to move into a one bedroom, we're sharing nursery space, so we decided to pick a muted nautical theme (with hints of Moby Dick,…

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…

 
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