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
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'If I could eat this novel, I would' -- Alice Sebold
‘I laughed out loud four or five times in the course of the introduction alone’ -- Sunday Telegraph
‘Stylish, homely and deeply comforting’ -- The Times
‘This wonderful novel shows how some books enter our bloodstream’ -- Independent
‘We defy you not to fall head over heels for this lovely novel’ -- Mail on Sunday
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, Black Glass: Short Fictions, and Sister Noon. She lives in the US.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014102027X