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Book Review - Cassandra & Jane

Those of us who love Jane Austen are frustrated that our beloved authoress only wrote six complete novels.  However, with access to the Internet, you can quickly discover the world of fan fiction, books written by fans that involve the characters of Jane's novels.  Biographies of Jane also abound, and, as an avid "Janeite," I have read more than my share.  So I was cautious about approaching the book, "Cassandra & Jane," by Jill Pitkeathley.  It's non-abashedly fiction, but surprisingly accurate, filling in the facts with fictional dialogue between the sisters, while

Jane Austen Book & Movie Club to Discuss "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon

The Jane Austen Book & Movie Club will be discussing "Drums of Autumn," the fourth book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon for our next meeting on April 14th.  We will meet in the International Room at 6:00 pm in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Movie Review - Flower Drum Song

One of the perks of checking in books is finding "gems" you didn't know existed in the library.  One such came across my desk last week, the Special Anniversary Edition of "Flower Drum Song," a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical made into a movie in 1961.  A smash on Broadway, the play was adapted from C. Y. Lee's book of the same name.  It was his first novel and he wisely took a commission instead of a flat fee for the play and movie rights to his book.  The musical follows the tale of a very sweet, innocent Chinese girl and her father, Mei Li and Dr.

DVD's - Upcoming and Current Releases - March, 2011

DVD's - Upcoming & Current Releases

March 3/2011                                                           Jane M.

Jane Austen Book & Movie Club to Discuss "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon

The Jane Austen Book & Movie Club will be discussing "Voyager," the third book in the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon for our next meeting on March 14th.  We will meet in the International Room at 6:00 pm in the Carnegie Building, 244 W. Michigan Ave.

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