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The Jane Austen book club: a novel

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A sublime comedy of contemporary manners, this is the novel Jane Austen might well have written had she lived in twenty-first- century California. Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Karen Joy Fowler's fiction, and in her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun. Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships. Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.
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9780452289000
9780452286535
9780399151613
9780786265879
9781615455836
9781101213261
9781593163068
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display_description THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A book club discuss the works of Jane Austen and experience their own affairs of the heart in this charming "tribute to Austen that manages to capture her spirit" (The Boston Globe).

In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.
Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817 -- Appreciation -- Fiction, Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction, Books and reading -- Fiction, California -- Fiction, Fiction -- Appreciation -- Fiction, Group reading -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Large type books, Love stories, American
title_display The Jane Austen book club
title_full The Jane Austen Book Club, The Jane Austen Book Club A Novel, The Jane Austen book club / Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen book club [sound recording] : a novel / Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen book club [text (large print)] / Karen Joy Fowler
title_short The Jane Austen book club
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Appreciation, Austen, Jane, Book clubs (Discussion groups), Books and reading, Fiction, Group reading, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Large type books, Literature, Love stories, American, Romance