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Julie K. Rose is the author of Oleanna and The Pilgrim Glass, historical novels featuring complicated, compelling characters seeking to overcome their pasts—and themselves. Her stories evoke a vivid sense of time and place through a keen ear for dialog and beautifully elegant prose.

A member of the Historical Novel Society and former reviewer for the Historical Novels Review, Julie earned a B.A. in Humanities (SJSU) and an M.A. in English (University of Virginia). She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and multiple rescue cats, and loves reading, following the San Francisco Giants, watching episodes of Doctor Who, and enjoying the amazing natural beauty of Northern California.

Oleanna, short-listed for finalists in the 2011 Faulkner-Wisd...more

Average rating: 3.75 · 121 ratings · 60 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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#2 is "Re-read an old favorite". Every year I re-read at least one of the books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (and usually all three). Which book would you choose?

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Cheryl Thank you, Julie, for sending me a signed copy of your first novel, THE PILGRIM GLASS. The mystery, the setting, and the powers of the glass all predict a favorite read!
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