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.

From my website

Armchair BEA 2015: Introduction

I'm delighted to participate in Armchair BEA 2015. For those who are unfamiliar with Armchair BEA, it's the web-based conference for those who can't go to New York City for Book Expo America, which is a massive book exposition and conference. Armchair BEA has developed into a vibrant online event…

Interview with Elizabeth Berg

I'm thrilled to share my interview with novelist Elizabeth Berg, whose newest release is a rich historical novel about French novelist George Sand (Aurore Dupin). As I'm the world's slowest reader these days, I'm very behind on my review, but excited to have a chance to "talk" to Berg about…

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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