Longbourn by Jo Baker
This will be a virtual book club meeting on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail and the book club leader will send you a link to attend the meeting.
We were asked and we're delighted to deliver a book club dedicated to all things Jane Austen. We will read books by, about, and inspired by Jane Austen. Our first pick is Longbourn by Jo Baker because 1. It's been univerally praised and 2. Melissa hasn't read it yet and this will get Jessica off of her back finally. In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.