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Book Review: Unmarriageable

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Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal ~ 320 pages ~ will be published 1/15/19 by Ballantine Books (Random House)

Goodreads Synopsis:

In this retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, the five Binat sisters and their marriage-obsessed mother navigate a world where money trumps morality and double standards rule the day.

A scandal and vicious rumor in the Binat family has destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to school girls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation without dropping out to marry and start having children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire them to dream of more.

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Book Review: Mary B

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Mary B: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice by Katherine J. Chen ~ 336 pages ~ published 7/24/18 by Random House

Goodreads Synopsis:

The overlooked middle sister in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice casts off her prim exterior and takes center stage in this fresh retelling of the classic novel.

I will tell you the story of how I knew myself to be plain and therefore devoid of the one virtue which it behooves every woman to have.

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