“The Other Bennet Sister”

JASNA Hawai‘i and JAS-friends from New Zealand and the US mainland discussed Janice Hadlow’s novel about Mary Bennet on Jan. 15.

Rachel Orejana led a spirited discussion with some thoughtful questions. The concensus: an enjoyable read despite running longer than necessary and lifting some text directly from Pride and Prejudice without so much as a thank-you to Jane Austen in the acknowledgments. We debated how free fan-fiction should be to deviate from the original author’s characterizations and situations. What do you think?

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