Jane Austen fans take notice! The Hunt Library in Falls Village will host author and Falls Village native Kathleen Flynn in a conversation with Bruce Paddock of Berkshire Trivia, Jenny Hansell of Northwest Community Center, and Cynthia Hochswender of the Lakeville Journal. Topics will include time travel, romance, physics, science-fiction and Jane Austen which are all elements of Ms. Flynn’s debut novel, The Jane Austen Project. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for the author’s signing. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited; call the library to reserve a spot.
The Jane Austen Project offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. In 1815, Rachel and Liam, two time travelers from The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics posing as wealthy West Indies planters, arrive in a field in rural England for an audacious mission: meet, befriend, and steal an unpublished novel from Jane Austen herself.
The book was voted one of the Top 10 Library Reads for May 2017. Library Journal gave it a starred review, saying it was “highly recommended for fans of Jane Austen, Regency comedies of manners, and lovers of time-travel fiction.” Booklist said it was “written in an engaging Austen style, full of witty dialogue, a secret engagement, and a delightful clan of loving siblings.”
Kathleen A. Flynn grew up in Falls Village, the daughter of an electrician and a kindergarten teacher. Currently a copy editor at The New York Times and resident of Brooklyn, Flynn has taught English in Hong Kong, washed dishes on Nantucket, and is a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Saturday, August 5, 4 pm
David M. Hunt Library
63 Main Street