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Saturday, June 2nd 1-3PM With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en espanol, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends-- taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians-- to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we're not always speaking the same language-- even when we're speaking the same language. But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she'd found her own Senor Darcy. All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book-- with good friends. Amy Elizabeth Smith is discussing and signing her book, All Roads Lead to Jane Austen. This event is co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). JASNA was founded in 1979 in New York City. There are over 60 regional groups. The JASNA/Louisiana Region has most of the members living in or near New Orleans. You can read about JASNA at the website jasna.org. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.