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Old 09-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Free (nook/Kindle) All Roads Lead to Austen [Literature-Based Travelogue]

All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane by Amy Elizabeth Smith is one of those literature-inspired journey-of-self-discovery travelogues (non-fictional version), free courtesy of publisher Sourcebooks.

Currently free @ B&N and Amazon (available to Canadians & in the UK).

This happens to be B&N's Free Fridays selection of the week, and you can see the author's own recommended read in their feature blogpost, if you're interested.

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WHERE DO BOOKS TAKE YOU?

With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians— to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we're not always speaking the same language— even when we're speaking the same language.

But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she'd found her own Señor Darcy.

All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book— with good friends.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:16 AM   #3
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Thank you - this sounds very interesting.
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I downloaded this onto my Nook and I am LOVING it so far. The author did a great job of describing her travels and the book discussions in other countries.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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I finished it a couple of days ago, and think it is a marvellous book. It even has a set of suggested book club questions as an appendix, so it could be used for the MR Book Club.

You don't have to be a Janeite to enjoy it, but if you haven't read Jane Austen before I think there's a good chance that you would want to read her books.

Highly recommended.
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