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Jane K. Cleland writes both fiction and nonfiction, including the multiple award-winning Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries [St. Martin’s & Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine]. Jane Austen’s Lost Letters, the 14th in her series, will be published in December 2021. JANE AUSTEN’S LOST LETTERS Jane K. Cleland does meticulous research in every novel, and what she found … Continue reading Join us this weekend!

2021 JASNA Essay Contest – Winners

This year's essay contents topic was Jane Austen in the Arts As the JASNA website stated:"Jane Austen played the piano, embroidered, and attended art exhibits and the theater. The arts also played a role in her novels. In your essay, discuss how Austen uses the arts - whether to reveal character, address social standing, advance … Continue reading 2021 JASNA Essay Contest – Winners

Podcasting with Jane – Kicking Ass in a Corset

More than 200 years ago, at a time when women in England had very few rights, Jane Austen wrote novels featuring strong, intelligent women with principles. Certainly, they had their faults and, of course, romance does play a central role in all of her novels but the thinking, feeling, authentic women she created have inspired … Continue reading Podcasting with Jane – Kicking Ass in a Corset

Join JASNA-NJ for a discussion ofWives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Join JASNA-NJ on Saturday, September 18 at 2pm to discuss Elizabeth Gaskell's classic Wives and Daughters. Goodreads describes the novel as such:Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centers on the story of youthful Molly Gibson, brought up from childhood by her father. When he remarries, a new step-sister enters Molly's quiet … Continue reading Join JASNA-NJ for a discussion ofWives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell