Juliet's Answer

Juliet's Answer

One Man's Search For Love And The Elusive Cure For Heartbreak

Book - 2017
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"When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he does something unusual. He travels to Verona, Italy, to become a scribe of Juliet, Shakespeare's fictional character, all in an attempt to understand his heartbreak. Once there, he volunteers to answer the thousands of letters that arrive addressed to Juliet, letters sent from lovelorn people all over the world who long to understand the mysteries of the human heart."--
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Simon & Schuster Canada,, 2017.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
ISBN: 9781501135484
Characteristics: 252 pages : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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Tica77
Apr 04, 2019

I found it somewhat difficult getting through this book in the beginning but eventually did. The author , a former English teacher, manages to weave his personal story with that of teaching Romeo and Juliet to his students. The story goes back and forth between his classroom and his time in Verona, Italy, where he serves as one of Juliet’s secretaries, answering some of the thousands of letters to Juliet which are sent from all over the world. Throughout his adventures, he discovers the meaning of love. A good chick book.

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motocaab
Feb 11, 2019

A cute travelogue and I learned something new: that there exists a "Juliet club" in Italy and that people actually write letters to her. Of course there is no cure for heartbreak, other than time and patience: what was I thinking!?!? :)

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Havanacat
Jan 08, 2019

People. A school teacher finds relief from his romantic struggles by answering letters to Juliet.

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firebird770
Jun 14, 2018

A memoir of Glenn Dixon, an English teacher who takes one summer and goes to Verona, Italy to discover the place where Romeo and Juliet were born and where Shakespeare got the idea for the story of Romeo and Juliet. During Glenn's summer there, he answers letters which have been posted by people from all over the world = from his heart to them. He discovers himself along the way and his brokenness when it comes to love; its' elusiveness and finds his true love. For me, it renewed a memory of an English high school teacher much the same as Glenn who taught me the love of Shakespeare and English grammar. He like Glenn Dixon made an impact on me which has lasted my whole life. A unique book which is light and good reading and makes one want to travel to Italy, and Verona-the city of love.

ontherideau Sep 28, 2017

An unusual type of memoir. Shakespeare was a big mystery to me in high school, I think Glenn Dixon could have brought it to life for me. Very enjoyable reading.

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dorothy1
Aug 26, 2017

Warm and deeply personal; I loved this memoir. Now I'd like to travel to Verona too! And re-read Romeo and Juliet!

ehbooklover Jun 27, 2017

This is part love story, part travelogue. It reads like fiction and I could not put it down. I especially loved learning about Romeo and Juliet as I did not study it in high school. Honestly, I wish I had had a teacher like Glenn back then as I might have actually enjoyed English class and Shakespeare!

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niceauntie
May 13, 2017

This memoir had an easy flowing narrative and was a pleasure to read.

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Greyce
Apr 29, 2017

An enjoyable read with three concurrent stories: the author's love life travails, the work of the Secretaries to Juliet in Verona, and his experiences teaching Romeo and Juliet to high school students. A very engaging read!

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JMFreads
Mar 23, 2017

I absolutely loved this memoir. You will get lost in the story. So good!!

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racing14 Feb 03, 2017

"One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak. Eat, Pray, Love meets The Rosie Project in this fresh, heartwarming memoir by a man who travels to Verona and volunteers to answer letters addressed to Shakespeare's Juliet, all in an attempt to heal his own heartbreak."-Goodreads.com

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