The West Orange Public Library’s book discussion group will discuss "Persuasion" by Jane Austen on Monday, July 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the library.
"Persuasion" describes the influence of money, class, and age in 19th-century English society. The protagonist, Anne Elliot, is a single woman in her late 20s whose family situation has recently changed when a rejected former suitor returns from the war. Published posthumously with Northanger Abbey, "Persuasion" is one of six beloved novels by Jane Austen.
For similar titles, please try the following novels which are available in print, audio, e-reader, and DVD at the library:
• "Sense and Sensibility," by Jane Austen;
• "Pride and Prejudice," by Jane Austen;
• "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte;
• "The Jane Austen Book Club," by Karen Joy Fowler; and
• "Atonement," by Ian McEwan.
Looking forward, the August book discussion book will talk about "A Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart on Monday, August 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the library. This title is currently available in print and on audio CD at the library.
The library hosts a book discussion the first Monday of every month. In addition to lively conversation, the library provides coffee, tea, and cookies to participants.
-- Debra Sarr