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Juliette Fay

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Juliette Fay’s latest novel, The Tumbling Turner Sisters (Simon & Schuster), recounts the adventures of a poverty-stricken family of four girls who try their hand as an acrobatic act in vaudeville in 1919. It was inspired by the life of her vaudevillian great-grandfather. Available now for pre-order; publication date: June 14.

Juliette has three previous novels. The Shortest Way Home was chosen as one of Library Journal‘s Top 5 “Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction.” Shelter Me was a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Must-Read Book” and on the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next list. Deep Down True was short-listed for the Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association.

Juliette received a bachelor's degree from Boston
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Juliette Fay Hi Chris,

Thanks for your question. I can't say for certain that all my future novels will be historical, but I can tell you that I enjoyed learning…more
Hi Chris,

Thanks for your question. I can't say for certain that all my future novels will be historical, but I can tell you that I enjoyed learning about a forgotten era even more than I thought I would, so it's a definite possibility. My next novel is set in Hollywood in the early 1920s, during the heyday of silent movies.

As for my contemporary novels - The Shortest Way Home, Deep Down True and Shelter Me - while they aren't set in the past, each explore issues that you may not know about. For me, the joy of historical novels is learning interesting information in an entertaining way, which each of these novels also provides, but in a more familiar setting.

Thanks for your kind words about The Tumbling Turner Sisters - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
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Juliette Fay Hi Dorie,
To answer your lovely question, I spent a LOT of time reading about vaudeville acts and watching old performance clips on YouTube (gotta love…more
Hi Dorie,
To answer your lovely question, I spent a LOT of time reading about vaudeville acts and watching old performance clips on YouTube (gotta love the internet!) I wanted something a little more interesting that just a singing sister act, and looked for something visual, so it would be more interesting for readers. I also needed something that the girls might be able to do, very basically at first, and then improve over time.
Then as now, there were many injuries, and not nearly the knowledge of how to care for them. An ice bag was the height of physical therapy! I'm sure you must have nursed your girls through many injuries over the course of their gymnastic careers.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and could relate to their acrobatics. Thanks for contacting me!
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“Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It's part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.”
Juliette Fay, Shelter Me

“The Magi in my life have always surprised me. They have often been people I initially felt I had nothing in common with. Sometimes I didn't even like them. But they came bearing gifts. Of wisdom, or acceptance. One or two came to give me a kick in the pants...and some left as suddenly as they came. They returned to their respective homelands or continued on their own journeys. I miss some of them... But we all have to find our way toward what ever miracle awaits us. And to perform miracles, when it is in our power to do so. Maybe the most important question is: how do I serve the Magi for others? How generously do I give my gifts - and not just to the obvious recipients in my life? How far out of my way do go to recognize and pay homage to miracles? Not very far some days. But on good days, just far enough. ”
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“We all miss people. I miss my parents, may they rest in peace. I miss my marriage when it was good. You don't have to stop missing. You just have to accept that missing doesn't mean you turn away your happiness.”
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Precious Mae Hey, thanks a lot! I really love your SHELTER ME. I was so moved.. :)


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