Austenland by Shannon Hale

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208 pages; Bloomsbury
Sometimes you think a book was written just for you. And sometimes you know it was. This hysterical romp through the world of Austen lovers takes our heroine, Jane (ha!) Hayes, to England where she gets to enter the world of Austen re-enactment, dressing in Empire-waist gowns, dancing by candlelight and falling—in a stumbling, staggering, lose-your-fan-and-sash kind of way—in love with a certain tall, dark Mr. Almost Darcy. Hilarious, tender, smart and semiperiod! What more could we want? The movie comes out in August. Until then, our plan is to reread the novel over and over.
— Leigh Newman