At our latest reading group discussion that happened on March 11, several reading recommendations and book news were shared amongst the group.
Please click the titles or covers for more info available through Amazon.com:
Jane Austen in Love: An Entertainment
Available exclusively as an Amazon Kindle e-book, this new e-book was written by former JASNA president Elsa Solender. Click here for a previous post that includes a link to an interview with Elsa.
Mr. Darcy Forever
A new novel by Victoria Connelly, the story centers on two sisters who travel annually to the Jane Austen Festival in Bath -- where they meet a man they BOTH admire.
A new sequel to Pride and Prejudice written by Ava Farmer, the penname of Sandy Lerner, founder of the Chawton House Library and Centre for the Study of Early English Writing in Chawton, Hampshire, England.
A Summer in Europe
Written by Marilyn Brant, this is a contemporary tale about a woman who, on her 30th birthday, receives a present from her widowed aunt: a grand tour of Europe!
Exciting updates for upcoming regional events! For more info, please visit our 2012 Events page.
A New Members meeting is set for April 15. The overall theme will be Pride and Prejudice, but no set agenda is planned. Members new (and long-standing) are welcome to come and share our mutual love and admiration of all things Austen!
We have a speaker for our upcoming Spring Luncheon on May 12. Dr. Anita Fisher, a history professor at Clark College and colleague of our own Pat Fulbright, will be talking about women's issues in Jane Austen's time. We will also be having a tag sale ($1, $5, and $10 items) during the luncheon for a mini-fundraiser.
Our Regional Coordinator Kim Higgins also revealed the date and location for this year's annual Birthday Luncheon, set for Dec. 1 at the Oaks Park Pavilion. Plus, there will be English country dancing!
At our last discussion group event, our Regional Coordinator Kim Higgins suggested setting up carpooling for regional events. So if you're in the Portland metro area, we have two volunteers (one for the east side, one for the west side) to help coordinate carpooling efforts.
To help facilitate the process, please contact us as soon as possible for next week's discussion group event (see post below about location change). Please see our Carpooling page for more info.
See you next week! :)
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