Six people - five women and a man - meet once a month in California's Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, ...Read MoreSix people - five women and a man - meet once a month in California's Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable - under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love..."I was enchanted. A charming and intelligent read, with the best appendix I've come across since Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"" - Kate Long, author of "The Bad Mother's Handbook".Read Less
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ND on title page. A handsome copy hard bound in publisher; s red cloth covers.288 numbered pages. Writing inside front cover; two lines. No wear and no other defects. DJ is complete and is not clipped. DJ has light rubbing to top spine end area. A very solid and sound edition.
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This book takes the story lines from Jane Austen's books and generates a grand story from them. This is a book that Austen lovers will read several times and not get bored. I have read my copy four times since I got it.
Nov 15, 2007
Must read Jane Austen first
When I began reading The Jane Austen Book Club , I quickly realized that it would have much more meaning for me if I read (reread) the Jane Austen books again. So, I have put it aside and am reading Sense and Sensibility at the moment. Pride and Prejudice and Emma are awaiting....
Jun 12, 2007
What a disappointment!
Having read Mansfield Park a couple of months ago, our book club thought it would be fun to read this book. I'm sure each of us wanted to find someone in the fictional book club with whom we might identify.
I read the first pages but couldn't identify with the characters, much less like them. When the lesbian relationship was mentioned, I tried to ignore it. When the text began to go into detail about the relationship, I decided I had had enough. I had to toss the book and call it a waste of money. It's not even a book I could give away.
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