By Dianne Warren
This is a very deeply felt novel about a place and its people. Set is a small Canadian town, the people of Juliet have issues. Private situations and their geographical location combine to isolate them.
Each character deals with their own set of circumstance, closed off from others, even as they exist within a close community. All in the same proverbial spot, they remain alone and imprisoned.
The residents of Juliet are ordinary people. There is a banker, a rancher, middle-aged people struggling with a relationship, an overwhelmed couple with several children, among others. Yet each is burdened with very real circumstances and heartbreaking situations, much like real life.
Told beautifully in captivating prose, Dianne Warren has written a memorable and meaningful first novel.