In her luminous debut novel, acclaimed writer Dianne Warren captures the honesty of the human spirit and the quest for companionshipab Juliet is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of townaa dusty oasis on the edge of a vast stretch of sand. Itas easy to believe nothing of consequence happens here, but the hills vibrate with the rich stories of its people: Lee, a rancher afraid to accept responsibility for the land his adoptive parents left him; Norval, the bank manager forced to foreclose on his neighbors; Willard and Marian, a shy couple beyond middle age, fumbling with the recognition of their feelings for each other; Vicki, a mother of six struggling to keep her chaotic household afloat. And somewhere, lost in the sand, a camel named Antoinette. Juliet in August unfolds over the course of just one night and day in the lives of its characters. Their stories intersect and overlap as the entire spectrum of human comedy and heartbreak is refracted through their little struggles and deeper concerns. With wit, thoughtfulness, and unforgettable characters, Juliet in August confirms Dianne Warren as a powerful new talent.As Blaine stands by the phone, he sees the tubs of beans on the kitchen floor, and the two blanchers on the counter. Therea#39;s a ... to burn he goes back into the house. ... Even if it was the right time of year for rain, it wouldna#39;t fiX his problems.
|Title||:||Juliet in August|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2012-07-05|