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Lisa Pliscou is an acclaimed author of both fiction and nonfiction — funny, thought-provoking, educational, inspiring — for adults and children, with a highlight on the coming-of-age experience.

Her forthcoming book, YOUNG JANE AUSTEN: BECOMING A WRITER, is a biography for adults that’s sure to intrigue anyone interested in Jane Austen, in writing and the creative process, and in the triumph of the artistic spirit.

Also coming next year is a new edition of her first novel, HIGHER EDUCATION, originally published by Viking Penguin. Praises Tara Altebrando: "A brilliant time capsule from the 80s, Higher Education takes readers on a breakneck tour through ten days in the vertiginous life of a Harvard senior, Miranda Walker, and the result is hila
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“Like the very best of books,Young Jane Austen exists well beyond labels. It is an empathetic biography and an empathic search, a reflection on a singular person and an engaging, universal treatise on creative fervor. At the heart of it all lives an against-the-odds heroine who helped launch that strange, imperfect, necessary creature we now call the novel.” —Beth Kephart, author ofHandling the...

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The cover, I'm sorry to say, is poorly designed -- cheap-looking and comically bad, and it completely disguises the fact that this is a very interesting, thought-provoking group of essays about Jane Austen and the film/TV versions of her books.

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