THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR by Allegra Goodman

One of Goodman’s favorite authors is Jane Austen and it shows in her subtle, wryly witty social comedies. This latest takes place on both coasts between 1999 and 2002 and centers on two California sisters: responsible, ambitious, principled Emily and flighty, vegan, philosophical Jess. The title character, though deceased, plays a beguiling role in the plot.

August 21, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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DAWN OF THE DREADFULS by Steve Hockensmith

In DAWN OF THE DREADFULS, Steve Hockensmith takes Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and adds a generous helping of dry humor and zombies. What’s not to love? Here are the first two lines, which promise much more fun to come:

May 13, 2010 · Judi Clark · 2 Comments
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