I finished The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner earlier this week. It's set in a small English village after World War II with a group of people who are huge Jane Austen fans. They read her work over and over again. The book turns into a bit of a Jane Austen novel. Probably more than a bit, but it's been a while since I've read P&P, and I'm not sure which of the other books I've read and which I've seen BBC productions of. Reading The Jane Austen Society made me feel that if I had all the time in the world and wasn't always overwhelmed with so many books to read, I'd reread Jane Austen like these people did. I think of books like The Jane Austen Society as being grown-up books, which I like to read every now and then, and I do enjoy a story set in an English village.
Some Short Things I Also Enjoyed
- Classified Ad For A Ghost by Mario Aliberto III at Fractured Lit
- Signs You May Be An Adult Character In A Y.A. Novel by Shannon Reed at The New Yorker Shouts & Murmers
- Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies by Daniel M. Lavery at The New Yorker Shouts & Murmers