The Jane Austen Book Club

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.38 X 0.68 X 8.04 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780452286535
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About the Author

Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times bestsellers) and four short story collections. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Reviews

Praise for The Jane Austen Book Club

"Ms. Fowler, an original and unexpectedly voiced novelist, takes her own place among the shining responders. Not just with comments of her own, though there are some excellent ones, but with the entire playful structure of her new novel."--Richard Eder, The New York Times

"If I could eat this nove, I would...A luxuriant pleasure!"--Alice Sebold

"It's natural to approach a novel titled The Jane Austen Book Club with caution, but Karen Joy Fowler's funny, erudite nvoel proved to be a surprise and a delight, a tribute to Austen that manages to capture her spirit."--The Boston Globe

"Karen Joy Fowler creates a novel that is so winning, so touching, so delicately, slyly witty that admirers of Persuasion and Emma will simply sigh with happiness."--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World

"Start quoting a few of Fowler's puckish lines and it becomes damnably difficult to stop...The Jane Austen Book Club amounts to a witty meditation on how the books we choose, choose us too."--San Francisco Chronicle

"The Jane Austen Book Club offers a sparkling rumination on the act of reading itself and how beloved books can serve as refuge, self-definition, snobbish barricades against other people or pathways out of the old self to a wider world. [It is] a terrific comic novel about a closed society merrily transforming itself by reading."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's All Things Considered

"[Fowler] does so terrific a job of bringing her characters to life that Austen's work falls away like a husk. It's an impressive feat of homage, since Fowler essentially borrowsAusten's great themes...and makes them her own. Miss Austen would be proud."--The Denver Post