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The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler 3 - 3.5 stars

This review contains MINOR spoilers. Nothing that will give away anything about the story itself - i promise.

1. I liked how in April the last part was about Austen and her strugles to be published. I had no idea that Pride and Prejudice's original title was "First Impressions".

2. Prudie's husband seriously reminded me of my boyfriend. So thoughtful, loving and caring.

3.Sylvia is a "pocket philosopher" - i like that. The book contains a lot a good quotes from her.

4.I actually really liked (in spite of others) the fact that the book contains so much back history about the characters.

5. I really like the part about the novels and response to Jane Austen's novels in the end (pages 250 - 288). I haven't read it yet (since i don't want spoilers for rest of Austen's books) - but i really like that it is there.

Some great quotes:
"Why should unhappiness be so much more powerful than happiness? -Sylvia"

"What if you had a happy ending and didn't notice? Sylvia made a mental note. Don't miss the happy ending."

"The mere habbit of learning to love is the thing. -Jane Austen, 1775-1817"