• The cover of the book Jane Austen Made Me Do It

    Jane Austen Made Me Do It

    Writers united by their love for Jane Austen wrote tributes that are gathered together in this collection of short stories. They include riffs on Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Sense and Sensibility. Readers will also find stories that imagine encounters with Steventon’s most famous daughter. The anthology’s writers play with fiction’s categories to imagine how Austen would have written in other genres and create new stories infused with Austen’s legendary attention to detail.

     
  • The cover of the book Emma: A Modern Retelling

    Emma: A Modern Retelling

    Emma Woodhouse is imagined as a 21st-century interior designer. When she moves home to launch her new business, she moves in with her father. Emma immerses herself in offering matchmaking advice to her friends, regardless of whether her friends ask for her help. At the center of a social circle that includes Harriet, Jane, George, and Frank, Emma dispenses advice ranging from texting etiquette to the best places to take a first date. Alexander McCall Smith preserves Austen’s comic sensibilities when it comes to one of her more difficult heroines.

     
  • The cover of the book Mary B

    Mary B

    Mary Bennett is not beautiful like her eldest sister Jane, and she can’t compete with the second sister Lizzie when it comes to quick wits. Mary B imagines that her life will remain solitary and will revolve around her books. But Mary’s quiet life is challenged by a series of events that draw on a strength of character that has been overshadowed by her siblings. Katherine J. Chen spins together a version of Pride and Prejudice in which her desire to be independent makes Mary an intriguing character in her own right.

     
  • The cover of the book Jane Bites Back

    Jane Bites Back

    Jane Austen may have officially died in 1817, but in the first novel in Ford’s series, a very modern Jane owns a bookstore in upstate New York. Not only are her works immortal, but since Jane became a vampire, so is she. Her current project has been trying to get her newest novel published. The manuscript has been rejected 116 times, but Jane isn’t discouraged. She’s also being pursued by two different suitors who want to take her away from it all. Ford’s light-hearted take featuring Jane as immortal continues in Jane Goes Batty and Jane Vows Vengeance.

     
  • The cover of the book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

    The Dashwood sisters have been evicted from their home and sent to live on an island where monsters roam. Elinor meets the dashing Edward Ferrers and falls in love. Marianne is pursued by two men, Colonel Brandon and Willoughby, one of whom is actually a monster. Can the sisters negotiate the social etiquette rules of Regency England while simultaneously doing battle against sea monsters who keep trying to pull them underwater? A thrilling adaptation of a classic.

     
  • The cover of the book Polite Society

    Polite Society

    The social mavens of Delhi know Ania Khurana. Her matchmaking skills have found love for her aunt, and now she’s out to find a match for Dimple, her socially inept friend. But life in Delhi is shaken with the arrival of her aunt’s handsome nephew from America. As her social circles spin themselves into a tizzy, Ania faces a challenge to her worldview. Rao has written an Emma for the 21st century.

     
  • The cover of the book Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles

    Pride & Prejudice & Puzzles

    In clever tribute to Austen’s love of word play, Richard Galland presents Sudoku, code-breaking, and various visual and word games that are based on each of Austen’s novels. As he demonstrates, Austen offered maps and charts for decoding her society in her writing, a society for which she was one of its most keen observers, and now you can play along as well.

     
  • The cover of the book Jane of Austin

    Jane of Austin

    Jane and Celia run a tea shop on Valencia Avenue in San Francisco, but after their father’s business scandal, they lose their little shop. The sisters move to Austin, Texas to start again and Jane meets an up-and-coming musician. Her romance drives a wedge between the sisters, then Marine Captain Callum Beckett takes an immediate dislike to Jane’s musician beau. This Texas-based retelling of Sense and Sensibility will delight Austen fans.

     
  • The cover of the book The Jane Austen Book Club

    The Jane Austen Book Club

    Jocelyn founds “Central Valley/River City all-Jane-Austen-all-the-time book club” in her small California town. Its six members meet for the first time in March to gather, read Austen’s novels, and schmooze. By August, its members have experienced romantic complications and made life-altering decisions. Is the work of Jane Austen behind these developments—or is it the group?

     
  • The cover of the book Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

    Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

    In the years since Stephanie Barron first imagined Jane Austen as a lady detective, she has followed up this first novel with ten more, so prepare yourself: once you read this first book, you’ll be hooked. When Jane journeys to see her close friend, the Countess of Scargrave, she witnesses the tragic death of her friend’s husband. Added to the shock of his death are the threatening letters that blame the countess for his murder. Jane is moved to act on her friend’s behalf, and soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that will take her all the way to the House of Lords.