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Jane Austen Book Club

Unfortunately, last month the Jane Austen Book Club meeting had to be cancelled.  So we will pick up this month with the program we were going to put on last month - a showing of the 1995 version of "Persuasion" - Austen's bittersweet tale of love's second chances.  We are back on our winter hours, so we will meet from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, Carnegie Bldg., 244 W. Michigan Ave.

Jane Austen Book Club

As a followup to last month's discussion on "Persuasion", we will be watching the movie of the same name for the August meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club.  We will meet at 5:00 pm in the McIntyre Room, in the Carnegie building on August 10th.  Which version shall we watch?  Both the 1995 version, starring Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root, and the 2007 versions, starring Sally Hawkins and Rubert Penry-Jones were commissioned for Masterpiece Theatre with the 1995 version debuting in theaters, a first for Masterpiece.  The 1995 version is beautifully filmed and was awarded a

Jane Austen Book Club

Ib July 13th, at 5:00 - 7:00 in the McIntyre Room at Carnegie, the Jane Austen Book Club will gather to discuss "Persuasion," Austen's last completed novel.  Persuasion is a bittersweet look at love the second time around.  It's the story of Anne Elliott who gave up her chance at love at nineteen, only to have her love come back into her life eight years later.  "Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's life.

Summertime - and the reading is easy!

Don't know what to read for summer?  Try our Bookletters service.  We will send you emails detailing the latest and greatest books, audiobooks, DVD's etc on our shelves.  From our home page, click on Library Resources on the left hand side, then click on Browse Databases, then click on Bookletters.

Jane Austen Book Club

The JA Book Club had a lively discussion last month about "Northanger Abbey,"  Austen's parody of the Gothic novel, a popular book form of the day.  One new member had even read "The Mysteries of Udolpho," a book wildly popular then and quoted in NA,  but unread by even most Austen fans.  We applauded her initiative, and since I tried to finish it myself, her perserverence.

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