BH:The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Capital NY Region Group meet to discuss Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Jane Austen Society of North America has 80 regional groups across the United States and Canada.

Each Region plans and hosts local meetings and events—from discussions of Austen's novels to speaker events, workshops, and celebrations of Jane Austen's birthday. This event is OPEN to the public.
 
 
 
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, a Seattle Times Best Title, a Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book, a Miami Herald Favorite Book, and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

The servants take center stage in this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice. While Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters fuss over balls and husbands, Sarah, their orphaned housemaid, is beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When a new footman arrives at Longbourn under mysterious circumstances, the carefully choreographed world she has known all her life threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Mentioned only fleetingly in Jane Austen’s classic, here Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Regency England and, in doing so, uncovers the real world of the novel that has captivated readers’ hearts around the world for generations.
 
A Best Book of the Year Selection: New York Times 100 Notable, Seattle Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Kirkus Reviews
 

“Rich, engrossing, and filled with fascinating observations. . . . If you are a Jane Austen fan . . . you will devour Jo Baker’s ingenious Longbourn.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
Event date: 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203
Longbourn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345806970
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - June 17th, 2014

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