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Juliet

4 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Anne Fortier

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Author: Anne Fortier
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books
4 reviews about Juliet
review by . October 09, 2010
In author Anne Fortier's debut novel, young Julie Jacobs is used to taking a back seat to her flamboyant twin, Janice. The girls were orphaned as babies and raised by their great-aunt, who took the path of least resistance in arbitrating their girlish squabbles. When Great-aunt Rose dies, she leaves her entire estate to Janice, with only a bank deposit key and vague story of a great treasure to console Julie. The key and the treasure story had been left by their long-dead mother, and the bank …
review by . September 21, 2010
   Delving into the world created by Anne Fortier in her book, "Juliet," immediately rekindled the warmth of the familiar smart, savvy universe of Katherine Neville in her intelligent thrillers "The Eight" and "Calculated Risk." The intimate confidant tone reeking of savoir-faire and an assured self-identity appeals with a spontaneity both insouciant and irreverent welcoming the reader into the inner world of those in the know and those who want to partake …
review by . August 24, 2010
This novel takes a bold new look at the tale of Romeo and Juliet, the most familiar version of which is Shakespeare's tragedy. Although Shakespeare set his drama in Verona, Fortier stages her tale in 1340 Siena, Italy. But the current-day part of the novel begins with the death of a woman in America. Aunt Rose has been raising twins Julie and Janice Jordan since childhood, when they were orphaned. With Aunt Rose's death, Janice is given the estate and Julie is granted a mission, to unravel a centuries'-old …
review by . September 21, 2010
INTRIGUING - AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT Actress, director, and teacher Cassandra Campbell presents an artf
         Actress, director, and teacher Cassandra Campbell presents an artful narration of this story of a young woman who discovers much from a long buried past. Campbell's voice is fresh, articulate, and a pleasure to hear. She speaks as if she is telling her story directly to the listener, almost in the form of a confidence - very effective. She has done numerous books on tape, documentaries, and commercials in both Italian and English. Today in addition to her …
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