Posted by: Shirley | July 12, 2014

All Roads Lead to Austen

all roads lead to austen

BOOKAll Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane
WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
: Acapulcos
1388 Hancock St., Quincy 02169
RSVP:  Leave a comment here or on Facebook if you’re coming.

Join us if you can’t make Part One, or just can’t get enough of your fellow Janeites!

From Amazon:

With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians— to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we’re not always speaking the same language— even when we’re speaking the same language.

But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she’d found her own Señor Darcy.


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