2022 book club

may book

Persuasion by Jane Austen

historical · literary · romance | 200-300 pages

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne's family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

discussion

next club meeting date: Thursday, June 2 @ 7:30pm

discussion questions (spoilers):

    questions will be posted here one week before we meet!

what we've read so far

JANUARY – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

FEBRUARY – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

MARCH – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

APRIL – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

what should we read next?