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The Jane Austen Book Club

(2004)
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Awards
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book (nominee)
A sublime comedy of contemporary manners, this is the novel Jane Austen might well have written had she lived in twenty-first- century California.

Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Karen Joy Fowler's fiction, and in her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun.

Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.

Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4056-1122-7 / 978-1-4056-1122-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-670-91558-0 / 978-0-670-91558-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-7862-7316-X / 978-0-7862-7316-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-7862-6587-6 / 978-0-7862-6587-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-399-15161-3 / 978-0-399-15161-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
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Paperback Editions

2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club (Penguin by Hand)
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-241-97359-7 / 978-0-241-97359-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-103430-0 / 978-0-14-103430-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-452-28900-9 / 978-0-452-28900-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-102026-1 / 978-0-14-102026-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd., London
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2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-102934-X / 978-0-14-102934-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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2006 : UK Paperback

Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-4056-2109-5 / 978-1-4056-2109-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-452-28653-0 / 978-0-452-28653-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-102027-X / 978-0-14-102027-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-670-91559-9 / 978-0-670-91559-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-670-91582-3 / 978-0-670-91582-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: QPD
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Audio Editions

October 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 0-14-180644-3 / 978-0-14-180644-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-59316-027-5 / 978-1-59316-027-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Jane Austen Book Club
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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