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Mystery Reader Book Club

Mystery Reader Book Club

Tuesday, November 6
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Mystery Reader Book Club

November 6, 2018, 7 pm, Mary J Benson Branch

Charles Lovett / First impressions 

Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield.  Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of Pride and Prejudice—and ultimately threaten Sophie’s life. In a dual narrative that alternates between Sophie’s quest to uncover the truth—while choosing between two suitors—and a young Jane Austen’s touching friendship with the aging cleric Richard Mansfield, Lovett weaves a romantic, suspenseful, and utterly compelling novel about love in all its forms and the joys of a life lived in books.

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Audience: 
Adults