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

Winners!

Oops, super late with this -- have had a bonkers weekend with a baby that is just flat out refusing to sleep. It's made my wife and I all kinds of sleepy and slow! Without further ado...The winner of The Visitors is ... Jane S.!The winner of The Wild Girl…

Weekend reads and enjoying free time...

Somehow, I'm at the end of my second week of sabbatical, and I don't have much to show for it, writing-wise. However, I've enjoyed spending days with Unabridged Baby, doing the things I can't when I'm working and I'm grateful for this time.I have gotten in scads of reading, though,…

Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor

Title: Miss EmilyAuthor: Nuala O’Connor / Nuala Ní ChonchúirFirst line: July and there is crisis.Review: This lovely, slender novel imagines a friendship between poet Emily Dickinson and their Irish maid Ada Concannon. I was immediately taken with this book, as both Ada and Emily are charming and captivating. The chapters…

 
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