Miss Jane  A Novel Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Miss Jane A Novel


  • Author : Brad Watson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393285444

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Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year "Gorgeous…A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Drawing on the true story of his great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that excludes her from the roles traditional for a woman of her time and place and frees her to live her life as she pleases. With irrepressible vitality and generosity of spirit, Miss Jane mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307830258

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"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen


  • Author : Lindsay Ashford
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402282133

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"Where would I begin to explain it all...?" Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story-a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder... Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion-was someone out to silence her?

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen


  • Author : Ada Bright
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2019-09-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788633697

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When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it's up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her... because she's the only one who knows that Jane exists! Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world... But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century. Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It's not worth living in! Praise for The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen 'This book was just so much fun to read.' Reader Review 'A fabulous book, beautifully written. I shall be buying more from these authors.' Reader Review 'This story has adventure, charming characters and a unique premise. It's a great romcom historical fiction read.' Reader Review 'The story was different from anything I've read recently and really captured my attention. It was so well written and the characters were fantastic.' Reader Review 'I absolutely loved this novel. I started reading it assuming it was a straightforward romance so was really pleasantly surprised with the unpredictable twists that this book contained.' Reader Review

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen


  • Author : Ada Bright
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788633703

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Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong. After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan. But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813... Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen's world and her past. The sequel to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is perfect for fans of Victoria Connelly's Austen Addicts series and The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Praise for The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen: "The mix of historical fiction, romance and time travel works perfectly and this novel is entertaining and unputdownable." 5* Reader review "It felt as if I had been let into the home of Jane Austen herself and was allowed glimpses of how her life would have been lived. A fabulous and well-written read." 5* Reader review "This book was as entertaining and funny as the first book ... It was full of historical tidbits about the properties surrounding Jane’s home in Chawton village. It made me want to pay it a visit!" 5* Reader review "This was even better than the previous book. It was written so well and the pace of the story was perfect. A must read book." 5* Reader review "I absolutely adored this book. Rose’s budding romance with Aiden kept me smiling while her emerging past kept me crying. Read it if you like Jane Austen, if you like to laugh and cry with the characters." 5* Reader review "The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen is a perfect sequel to book one, the characters

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming


  • Author : J. Anderson Coats
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481464963

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"Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer's expedition to bring orphans and Civil War widows to Washington Territory, but life out west isn't at all what she expected"--

Agatha Christie s Miss Marple Book

Agatha Christie s Miss Marple


  • Author : Anne Hart
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780006499565

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Coinciding with the major new TV series, this is the definitive companion to the MISS MARPLE novels, films and TV appearances. 'I have had a lot of experience in solving different little problems that have arisen.' Most of the 'little problems' tackled by Miss Marple occurred in the pretty rural village of St Mary Mead and came in the shape of murder, robbery and blackmail. In the 40 years of her career, she even solved cases as far afield as London and the Caribbean. But though she usually masqueraded as 'everybody's favourite great aunt', what was she 'really' like? In this authorised biography of the world's most famous female sleuth, Anne Hart combs through the 12 novels and 20 short stories in which Miss Marple appeared, uncovering clue and amassing all the evidence to solve the most difficult case of them all - the mystery of Miss Marple.

Jane  Actually Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Jane Actually


  • Author : Jennifer Petkus
  • Publisher : Jennifer Petkus
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre: Authors
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Jane Actually Excerpt :

With the invention of the AfterNet, death isn't quite the end to a literary career it once was, and Jane Austen, the grande dame of English literature, is poised for a comeback with the publication of Sanditon, the book she was writing upon her death in 1817. But how does a disembodied author sign autographs and appear on talk shows? With the aid of Mary Crawford, a struggling acting student who plays the role of the Regency author who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Emma and Sense and Sensibility. But Austen discovers her second chance at a literary career also gives her a second chance at happiness and possibly even ... love.

Miss Jane Austen s Guide to Modern Life s Dilemmas Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Miss Jane Austen s Guide to Modern Life s Dilemmas


  • Author : Rebecca Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-11-08
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601914

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Is the man I’m dating Mr. Darcy in disguise. . . or simply a jerk? It’s been two centuries since Jane Austen penned Pride & Prejudice and her many other classic novels, yet her adroit observations on the social landscape and profound insights into human nature are as relevant now as they were in her time. If only those of us in need of some good advice today had the opportunity to sit down and tap even a few drops from Austen’s great reservoirs of wisdom. Well, now we do. . . . In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels her great-great-great-great-great aunt’s sense—and, of course, her sensibility—to help readers navigate their most pressing problems. Drawing on Austen’s novels, letters, and unpublished writings, Smith supplies readers with wise and wonderful counsel for living well in the 21st century. From instruction on how to gracefully “unfriend” someone on Facebook to answers for such timeless questions as “Can a man ever really change?” this book enables readers to nimbly navigate life’s most tricky terrain with the good sense, good manners, and abundant humor that are the mark of any great Austen heroine. Sensible, savvy, and funny, Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas cleverly answers every Austen fan’s most earnest question: What would Jane do? Replete with lovely Austen-inspired color illustrations, as well as quotes from Austen’s various novels to support the advice given, this book is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life.

The Heaven of Mercury  A Novel Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Heaven of Mercury A Novel


  • Author : Brad Watson
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0393341119

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Shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction: a dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation. Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his breathtaking, award-winning debut collection of short stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men. Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye. Finus Bates has loved Birdie Wells since the day he saw her do a naked cartwheel in the woods in 1916. Later he won her at poker, lost her, then nearly won her again after the mysterious poisoning of her womanizing husband. Does Vish, the old medicine woman down in the ravine, hold the key to Birdie's elusive character? Or does Parnell, the town undertaker, whose unspeakable desires bring lust for life and death together? Or does the secret lie with some other colorful old-timer in Mercury, Mississippi, not such a small town anymore? With "graceful, patient, insightful and hilarious" prose (USA Today), Brad Watson chronicles Finus's steadfast devotion and Mercury's evolution from a sleepy backwater to a small city. With this "tragicomic story of missed opportunities and unjust necessities" (Fred Chappell), "Southern storytelling is alive and well in Watson's capable hands" (Kirkus Reviews starred review). "His work may remind readers of William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, or Flannery O'Connor, but has a power—and a charm—all its own, more pellucid than the first, gentler than the second, and kinder than the third" (Baltimore Sun).

The New England Magazine Book

The New England Magazine


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1908
  • Genre: New England
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89070262704

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Report of the Directors Book

Report of the Directors


  • Author : Ulster Railway (Ireland).
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1865
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105128523649

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White Captives Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

White Captives


  • Author : June Namias
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 080784408X

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White Captives offers a new analysis of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier. June Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolutio