"Eligible" Puts A Modern, Midwestern Spin On Jane Austen
In her book Eligible, author Curtis Sittenfeld retells the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice with a modern, Midwestern twist. The Bennet family lives in Cincinnati, Liz Bennet is a journalist in her late 30’s and the bachelors Bingley and Darcy are wealthy doctors with coastal ties.
It’s the May meeting of the new Talk of Iowa book club. Host Charity Nebbe is joined by Sittenfeld and Jan Weissmiller of Prairie Lights Bookstore to discuss a feel-good text that takes a critical look at age, gender and class.
- Curtis Sittenfeld, author, Eligible
- Jan Weissmiller, owner, Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City