Thursday, August 31, 2006

#9 - The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

Any true-blue fan of Jane Austen will enjoy this book. The main characters form a book club that meets once a month to discuss Austen's novels. Fowler craftily ties the book club members' past and present lives to Austen's plots and characterizations.

A quote on the back of the book really sums it up. David Kipen of the San Francisco Chronicle said, " The Jane Austen Book Club amounts to a witty meditation on how the books we choose, choose us too.''

"The Jane Austen Book Club'' is an enjoyable read. Fowler's writing is a modern comparison to Austen in wit and subtle humor. The book also has a lot of extra information for those who haven't read Austen's works -- including book synopses , quotes on her work, and suggested discussion questions for reading groups.

Other books by Karen Joy Fowler are:

Sister Noon
Sarah Canary


Blogger Karla said...

I love Jane Austen books and will have to read this one. Besides, the author's last name is the same as my mother's maiden!

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