Jane Austen in Scarsdale

Jane Austen in Scarsdale

Or Love, Death, and the SATs

Book - 2006
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Anne Ehrlich is a dedicated guidance counselor steering her high-school charges through the perils of college admission. Thirteen years ago, when she was graduating from Columbia University, her wealthy family---especially her dear grandmother Winnie---persuaded her to give up the love of her life, Ben Cutler, a penniless boy from Queens College. Anne has never married and hasn't seen Ben since---until his nephew turns up in her high school and starts applying to college.
Now Ben is a successful writer, a world traveler, and a soon-to-be married man; and Winnie's health is beginning to fail. All of these changes have Anne beginning to wonder Can old love be rekindled, or are past mistakes too painful to forget?
With all the wit and perceptiveness of Jane Austen's "Persuasion," "Jane Austen in Scarsdale" is a fresh and romantic new comedy from a novelist with "a knack for making modern life reflect literature in the most engaging manner" "(Library Journal)."
Publisher: St. Martin's Press,� 2006
ISBN: 9780312325022
Branch Call Number: AF COHE


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Jun 02, 2018

Humorous book that pokes fun at helicopter parenting. Storyline about "the one who got away" is a good beach read, when you need something light and mindless.

Aug 22, 2017

Got this book free at the cottage. So boring, I tried to read it all but it didn't grab me. Took months to get through half of it and then I just threw the book away.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 14, 2014

Taking her theme from the “persuasion” involved in the college application process at a high school in this upscale Jewish New York neighbourhood, Cohen updates the love story in Austen’s Persuasion with this witty tale of the delayed romance of Anne, the school guidance counsellor, whose lost first love returns after fifteen years—still charming and now wealthy and successful, but alas, engaged to another.

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