By Amy Elizabeth Smith
"An illuminating insight...fascinating."—Amanda Grange, bestselling writer of Mr. Darcy's Diary
"A trip via either a actual panorama and the geography of the human middle and mind...delightfully unique and sometimes deeply relocating, this publication reminds us that Austen's world—and her characters—are a great deal alive."—Michael Thomas Ford, writer of Jane Bites Back
WHERE DO BOOKS TAKE YOU?
With a suitcase choked with Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith trigger on a yearlong Latin American experience: a touring e-book membership with Jane. In six designated, unforgettable nations, she accrued book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and academics, poets and politicians— to learn Emma, feel and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.
Whether sharing hen beer with Guatemalans, becoming a member of the gang at a Mexican boxing fit, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean childrens, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy got here to benefit what Austen knew all alongside: that we're no longer consistently conversing an identical language— even if we're talking an analogous language.
But with precise Austen intuition, she may possibly realize while, without warning, she'd stumbled on her personal Señor Darcy.
All Roads bring about Austen celebrates the easiest of what we like approximately books and revels within the excitement of sharing a very good book— with strong neighbors.
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All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith