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Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

5 Feb

This non-fiction book by Glenn Dixon reads like a novel – a smooth and engaging story about how a high school teacher travels to Verona to volunteer for a group that answers letters sent to Shakespeare’s Juliet. Just as the love-lorn are seeking advice from Juliet, Dixon is seeking insight into a failed relationship.

Dixon adeptly cuts back & forth between his time in Verona and scenes from his classroom, where high school students are grappling with the play Romeo & Juliet.

Never straying too deeply into conflict or emotion, this charming but light book could easily be a Hallmark Valentine’s Day movie.

I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair & honest review.