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"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 interesting and sometimes deeply relocating, this booklet reminds us that Austen's world—and her characters—are a great deal alive."—Michael Thomas Ford, writer of Jane Bites Back


With a suitcase packed with Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith trigger on a yearlong Latin American event: a touring booklet membership with Jane. In six special, unforgettable international locations, she amassed book-loving new neighbors— taxi drivers and academics, poets and politicians— to learn Emma, experience and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

even if sharing chicken beer with Guatemalans, becoming a member of the group at a Mexican boxing fit, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean teenagers, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy got here to profit what Austen knew all alongside: that we are not constantly conversing an identical language— even if we are talking a similar language.

yet with actual Austen intuition, she may realize while, all at once, she'd came across 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 an excellent publication— with strong friends.

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