I'm sorry. Did you say Jane Smiley reviewed my book in the New York Times Book Review? Is this one of those MasterCard commercials with "Priceless" at the end? So pleased that Smiley took the time to read and assess and that she uses the words "energetic," "revealing," "amusing" and "vivid". Watch for the print version of the story in the 16 July issue of the paper.
Is It right for your book club?
Yes, definitely! The paperback edition includes a brief reader's guide with discussion questions. I'd love to hear from you if you're considering choosing it.
This book works best in clubs familiar with Austen's fiction or film adaptations. (You could read or watch Pride and Prejudice and then choose this book.)