A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

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“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

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Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

Thieves, Friends, Fashionistas, and Yoo-Hoo Sex | What We’re Reading

The Story about Ping

The LJ/School Library Journal staff reads a designer bio, a kiddie classic, an office romance, a cyber/technothriller, a Darcy duo mystery, and a story about (maybe) a girl’s struggles.

Post–Valentine’s Day Books | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers wear their hearts on their collective sleeves this week!

Arts & Humanties Reviews | September 15, 2013

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Reviews of Jane Austen’s England, On Poetry, Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

Austen Reimagined

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Reviews of Jo Baker’s Longbourn and Joanna Trollope’s Sense & Sensibility from the August issue.

Graphic Novels Reviews | July 2013

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Graphic novel reviews from the July issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 14, 2103

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Best trips in California, The Real Jane Austen, career advice, the “murder of the century,” Rita Moreno on Rita Moreno, a blog from the New York Times on the Civil War, the portraits of Man Ray

Pop Culture Advisory: Welcome to Sanditon

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Suggestions for readalikes and watchalikes for fans of Welcome to Sanditon.

Q&A: Jay Bushman, Co-Creator of Welcome to Sanditon

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In Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, a group of people set out to build their own town on the English seaside. Welcome to Sanditon is a modern, multiplatorm adaptation of the novel from the team behind the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice–based videoblog series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Jay Bushman was the transmedia producer and a writer for the Lizzie Bennet Diaries and is Welcome to Sanditon’s showrunner and creator.

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