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A New Book from David Rosenfelt!

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.

The Jane Austen Book Club

In April, we had a great time viewing the adaptation of "Emma"-- "Clueless." the story of a privileged Beverly Hills teen who tries her hand at matchmaking, with mixed results,  In May, our meeting is moved to the 18th when we will be discussing "Northanger Abbey," Jane Austen's attempt at a parody of the Gothic novel, a popular genre of the day.  Come join us at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room in the Carnegie Building, 244 W.

Jane Austen "Clueless" in April!

Jane Austen Book Club features the movie "Clueless", starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.  One of the first modern adaptations of Austen's films, the screen play by teen favorite, Amy Heckerling, will be familiar to Austen fans as a broad parody of "Emma," while still making points on its own merits.   According to the Internet Movie Database, "Jane Austen's Emma meets Beverley Hills 90210 in US West Coast teen lifestyle parody."  Cher is the heroine, ou

Jane Austen Book Club - March

What a great time was had by all at the February meeting!  We had our largest crowd ever and the fim "Bride & Prejudice" got a vigorous round of applause.  One of our members, Katie, had the brilliant idea to continue to alternate formats for our meeting - one month an Austen novel discussion and the following month the same book in movie format.  Her idea was proclaimed as "brilliant" by the folks attending, so it was adopted.  Next month we will be reading and discussing "Emma" and

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