Jane Austen in Boca

Jane Austen in Boca

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen centered her classic novels of manners around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in her novel, a witty twist on Pride and Prejudice - except this time, the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida.Eligible men, especially ones in possession of a good fortune and country club privileges, are scarce. When goodhearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marryhim off to her lonely mother-in-law, May.The novel charts the progress of May's love life as well as that of her two closest friends: the strong-minded former librarian Flo Kliman and the flamboyant Lila Katz. If there weren't confusion enough, Flo's great-niece Amy, a film student at NYU, suddenly arrives with a camera crew determined to get it all on tape.Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Will Amy's movie about them win an Academy Award - or at least a prize at the NYU student film competition?Complications and misunderstandings abound in this romantic and perceptive comedy of manners.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312290887
0312290888
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cohen
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Pride and prejudice

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JulieChahal
Jun 30, 2011

Harlequin romance for the elderly.

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