Kathleen A. Flynn

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Kathleen A. Flynn, a native of tiny Falls Village, Conn., and currently living in Brooklyn, feels odd describing herself in the third person, so she will stop that now.

I am the author of one novel (The Jane Austen Project -- read it!) and currently at work on another. I think it will be called The Bronte Anomaly. I have a lot to figure out before it's done, but I am mildly hopeful.

I work at The New York Times as an editor in The Upshot section and live with a husband (who is from Poland) and a dog (who is a smooth fox terrier).

I also love to read books, and like to comment on them here at Goodreads. I try to say something about each one I read, though some reviews are longer than others, and I've stopped giving stars. It feels too absolute
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Kathleen A. Flynn Hi Jessica -- thank you! Sorry I just saw this question. Yes, I have thought about it. I'm currently trying to decide if I think it is a good idea.
Kathleen A. Flynn Nanette, thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

I was inspired to write this because I wished to go back in time myself and meet Jane Au…more
Nanette, thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

I was inspired to write this because I wished to go back in time myself and meet Jane Austen, but realized it was impossible, at least with our current technology. :) I could only imagine doing so, in a story.

The research took several years, in between other things because I also have a job unrelated to Austen and the 19th century. I wanted it to feel as real as possible, so there were lots of things I needed to learn.(less)
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The Jane Austen Project

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Jane Austen House in Peril





I’ve been lucky enough to visit Chawton, and the Jane Austen House museum, just once in my life. I’d always hoped to return. But Covid-19, which has made international travel look rather daunting for now, has now posed another threat to the museum, according to this article in The Guardian.





I know the world is on fire, and there are many deserving causes for people still fortunate enough to be able

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A book that everyone needs to read if they are about to have their first book published, or fairly recently had their first book published, or just hope to publish a book someday. It's frank, funny and practical. I wish I'd been able to read it befor ...more
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This was exactly the book I needed to read right now. Completely unrelated to current events, exciting without being stressfully suspenseful. Although the offhandedly sexist (and racist) attitudes faced by these athletes made me shake my head, I thin ...more
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A book that everyone needs to read if they are about to have their first book published, or fairly recently had their first book published, or just hope to publish a book someday. It's frank, funny and practical. I wish I'd been able to read it befor ...more
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Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
"A Lost World

Once upon a time there was an American Republican President named Eisenhower. Ike wasn’t a very smart man but he was not an evil man. He didn’t like the way the world was run, not even in his own country. But he remained calm in his polit" Read more of this review »
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“I suspected he looked down on me as an American, and he seldom got my jokes. He’d be terrible in bed. I put my odds of sleeping with him before the mission had ended at 70 percent.”
Kathleen A. Flynn, The Jane Austen Project

“I am not entirely persuaded that selling a book is like selling a pig.”
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“Unfortunately, the only women who get to wander around London after dark are whores.”
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“The last impression will have been good—one woman rendering homage to a poet and another mopping spilt coffee from the trousers of a critic. Things like that aren’t as trivial as you might think.”
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“Prudence’s flat was in the kind of block where Jane imagined people might be found dead, though she had never said this to Prudence herself; it seemed rather a macabre fancy and not one to be confided to an unmarried woman living alone.”
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“She had been feeling that things were pretty desperate if one found oneself talking about and almost quoting Matthew Arnold to comparative strangers, though anything was better than having to pretend you had winter and summer curtains when you had just curtains.”
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“Jane wanted to agree and to offer him the broken dwarf, perhaps for Constance’s grave, as a kind of comment on the futility of earthly love, but instead she said gently, ‘You must make Jessie happy. That will be the right thing for you now.”
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