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.
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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.
One of my favorite authors, David Rosenfelt, just sent me a email with a video link to announce his latest book the Andy Carpenter series. Like the author and character, I also have a Golden Retriever, so I was very touched by the rescue operation run by the author and his wife. Check out this clip, to enjoy the self-described "dog lunatic." Look for his new book, "New Tricks." JDL has pre-ordered the book, so you can request it now.