November Book Club for Grown-Ups

Eligible: A Novel
by Curtis Sittenfeld
A modern take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this version of the Bennet family ––and Mr. Darcy––is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help––and discover their parents and three sisters in disarray. Mrs. Bennet, meanwhile, has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane’s fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip’s neurosurgeon friend Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming…And yet first impressions can be deceiving.
“Astute, sharp, and ebullient…Three cheers for Curtis Sittenfeld”
–– The New York Times Book Review
Thursday, November 30 – 7:00
Wednesday November 3, 2017