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 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.
Jenn Austen (USA: MO) (2009/06/09): This book is for Austen fans everywhere. I fell deeply in love with Pride and Prejudice, so I figured I would read this book. I loved it! The book has encouraged me to read the rest of the Austens. I've read four out of six so far! If you haven't read all or any of Jane's books... don't worry. There are synopsis in the front of the book.