Jane Austen Book Club

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park by Cindy Jones

If you would like to participate in the book club meeting, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.

A down on her luck woman goes on an Austen-inspired journey of self-discovery in Jones's debut. After Lily Berry loses her mother, gets dumped by her boyfriend, and is fired, she finds in her passion for all things Jane Austen (Jane, indeed, is Lily's imaginary friend) an escape route: she travels to England to participate in a Jane Austen re-enacting festival. Full of enthusiasm—but not acting talent—Lily is not embraced by many of the Janeites, but this doesn't prevent her from meeting a charismatic actor, contending with an impossible roommate, and struggling with dark family secrets, all while trying to find the courage to be the protagonist of her own story. While Jones does a credible job of creating a heroine in transition, Lily's process of self-realization isn't nearly as involving as the subplots, which is quite unfortunate, considering how much time is devoted to sussing out her issues.

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My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park By Cindy Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062003973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 29th, 2011