"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 center and mind...delightfully unique and sometimes deeply relocating, this publication 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 publication membership with Jane. In six specified, unforgettable international locations, she collected book-loving new buddies— taxi drivers and academics, poets and politicians— to learn Emma, feel and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

no matter 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 benefit what Austen knew all alongside: that we are not regularly conversing an identical language— even if we are conversing an identical language.

yet with actual Austen intuition, she may realize whilst, unexpectedly, she'd chanced on her personal Señor Darcy.

All Roads bring about Austen celebrates the simplest of what we adore approximately books and revels within the excitement of sharing a very good e-book— with stable friends.

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