Austen Years  


Austen Years
Farrar, Straus and Giroux | May 12, 2020 | 304 pages
ISBN: 9780374107031

An astonishingly nuanced reading of Jane Austen that yields a rare understanding of how to live "About seven years ago, not too long before our daughter was born, and a year before my father died, Jane Austen became my only author." When Rachel Cohen’s father died and shortly before she gave birth to her first child, she turned to Jane Austen to make sense of her new reality. Simultaneously grief-stricken and buoyed by the birth of her daughter, reading Austen became Cohen’s refuge and her ballast.