A moving, wise and delightfully modern comedy of manners from the bestselling, Man Booker shortlisted author Karen Joy Fowler. 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 ...Read MoreA moving, wise and delightfully modern comedy of manners from the bestselling, Man Booker shortlisted author Karen Joy Fowler. 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, unsuitable arrangements become suitable - under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love..."A thoroughly delightful comedy of contemporary manners." (Entertainment Weekly). Karen Joy Fowler is the Man Booker shortlisted, bestselling author of Sister Noon (a PEN/Faulkner prize finalist), Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, The Jane Austen Book Club, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and the story collection Black Glass. She is a PEN/Faulkner Prize finalist and lives in Davis and Santa Cruz, California.Read Less
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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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