*** 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.
I recently wrote about Devoney Looser’s new book, The Making of Jane Austen. Among other things, I opined that she would likely be fun at parties.
*** There’s still a little summer left, so if you’re in the area, there’s still time, but not much time, for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, which finishes up on September 4th. First of all, the setting couldn’t be lovelier. The performances are at Boscobel, a gorgeous estate in Garrison, New York, overlooking the Hudson … Continue reading Summer’s End – Your Last Chance To See The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival