The Jane Austen Book Club

By Karen Joy Fowler

Synopsis

Six people meet once a month in California's Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They are ordinary people, but each of them is wounded in different ways. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable... all under the guiding eye of Jane Austen.

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Review

'If I could eat this novel, I would' Alice Sebold 'This exquisite novel is bigger and more ambitious than it appears. It's that rare book that reminds us what reading is all about' New York Times

Author Biography

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, Black Glass: Short Fictions, and Sister Noon. She lives in the US.