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TitleMiss Austen / Gill Hornby. First U.S. edition. Ed
AuthorHornby, Gill, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
Reserve Item


LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
Winamac AvailableFIC HOR

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781250252203 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 1250252202 hardcover
Personal Name Hornby, Gill, author.
Title Statement Miss Austen / Gill Hornby.
Edition Statement First U.S. edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice 2020.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
Physical Description x, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. ""A deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts." -Karen Joy Fowler For fans of Jo Baker's Longbourn, a witty, poignant novel about Cassandra Austen and her famous sister, Jane. Whoever looked at an elderly lady and saw the young heroine she once was? England, 1840. For the two decades following the death of her beloved sister, Jane, Cassandra Austen has lived alone, spending her days visiting friends and relations and quietly, purposefully working to preserve her sister's reputation. Now in her sixties and increasingly frail, Cassandra goes to stay with the Fowles of Kintbury, family of her long-dead fiance, in search of a trove of Jane's letters. Dodging her hostess and a meddlesome housemaid, Cassandra eventually hunts down the letters and confronts the secrets they hold, secrets not only about Jane but about Cassandra herself. Will Cassandra bare the most private details of her life to the world, or commit her sister's legacy to the flames? Moving back and forth between the vicarage and Cassandra's vibrant memories of her years with Jane, interwoven with Jane's brilliantly reimagined lost letters, Miss Austen is the untold story of the most important person in Jane's life. With extraordinary empathy, emotional complexity, and wit, Gill Hornby finally gives Cassandra her due, bringing to life a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Fiction.
Subject-Personal Name Austen, Cassandra, 1773-1845 Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Sisters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Authors Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Novelists Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction. gsafd.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction. lcgft.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novels. lcgft.
Location FIC HOR 31662001636380

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