The Jane Austen Book Club isn’t a reimagining of one of Jane Austen’s novels.
January 28th is known for a snowflake, a samaritan, a storm, a swimmer, and many successes. Join us as we find out why.
*** Robert Girardi recently chanced to see what I’d written about his first novel, Madeleine’s Ghost, some time back, and as he appreciated my words, I asked him if he’d be interested in being interviewed for NewsWhistle. We had a long conversation on the phone about his books, his work, and the past and future … Continue reading Ghost Stories and Ghostwriting – Our Q&A with Author Robert Girardi
*** NOVEL: Ayesha at Last AUTHOR: Uzma Jalaluddin YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 *** This is a terrific book—Uzma Jalaluddin, a high school teacher and newspaper columnist, has knocked it out of the park with her first novel. A love letter to Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, a sweet, touching, and very funny romance, and a … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Ayesha at Last
*** NOVEL: Sense and Sensibility AUTHOR: Jane Austen YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1811 *** This one is truly a classic; if you haven’t read it, you are in for a treat, as it is one of the best debut novels ever written. (I’d put it up there with Jane Eyre and A Portrait of the Artist … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Sense and Sensibility
*** I heard from Rose Servitova when I published a review of The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser. She then sent me a copy of her Jane Austen-inspired book, an epistolary novel called The Longbourn Letters. An email correspondence followed, and Ms. Servitova kindly agreed to answer some questions for NewsWhistle so our … Continue reading Bromance and Empathy – Our Q&A with Author Rose Servitova
Fans of Pride and Prejudice should definitely investigate this unlikely story of meaning, redemption, and human connection.