By Dianne Warren
In her luminous debut novel, acclaimed author Dianne Warren captures the honesty of the human spirit and the search for companionship…
Juliet is a blink-and-you-miss-it type of town—a dusty oasis at the fringe of an unlimited stretch of sand. It’s effortless to think not anything of outcome occurs the following, however the hills vibrate with the wealthy tales of its humans: Lee, a rancher afraid to simply accept accountability for the land his adoptive mom and dad left him; Norval, the financial institution supervisor compelled to foreclose on his associates; Willard and Marian, a shy couple past center age, fumbling with the popularity in their emotions for every different; Vicki, a mom of six suffering to maintain her chaotic family afloat. And someplace, misplaced within the sand, a camel named Antoinette.
Juliet in August unfolds over the process only one evening and day within the lives of its characters. Their tales intersect and overlap because the complete spectrum of human comedy and heartbreak is refracted via their little struggles and deeper matters. With wit, thoughtfulness, and unforgettable characters, Juliet in August confirms Dianne Warren as a robust new expertise.
By Hubert Lucot
Positioned among the Victorians and Modernism, the fin de siècle is a thrilling and profitable interval to review. within the literature and artwork of the Nineties, the methods of literary and cultural swap could be noticeable in motion. during this, greater than any prior decade, literature was once an energetic and debatable player inside of debates over morality, aesthetics, politics and technological know-how, as Victorian certainties started to holiday down. Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker and Olive Schreiner have been one of the such a lot admired, sometimes even infamous, writers and artists of the interval, demanding institution values and generating a particular literature in their personal. This quantity comprises the most currents of radical and leading edge pondering within the interval, in addition to the makes an attempt to withstand them. will probably be of serious curiosity to scholars of Victorian and twentieth-century literature, artwork and cultural heritage.
Jane Austen's novels are classics. they've got by no means been out of print, and feature always been became numerous video clips and television sequence, but her works nonetheless stay principally misunderstood. On their floor, Austen's novels all contain characters from provincial groups in rural England, some distance got rid of geographically and thematically from better social hobbies, struggle, undefined, colonization, and imperialism. This impact couldn't be farther from the reality. Jane Austen For Beginners explores the intentions at the back of Austen's paintings. Her exam of cash and tool, of the wedding marketplace, of social type, and of the rending of the British social cloth of her day are between her many issues. Jane Austen For Beginners will foster a deeper appreciation and figuring out of Austen's maximum tales and so much memorable characters.