Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels.
In the turbulent period around the death of her father and birth of her daughter, Cohen turned to Jane Austen, who became her only author. This book is a result of the deep feelings that she explored during that period, part memoir and part literary criticism. Readers have found new insight into Austen's works, and also into life, family relationships, loss, and memory, and the book has deservedly been reviewed with expressions of awe by folks who are not all Janeites. If you read her recent essay in The New Yorker, Living Through Turbulent Times with Jane Austen, you already know you want to read this book immediately. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 2020. Hb, Dj. NEW. $12.00