by Cassandra Austen, pencil and watercolour, circa 1810
One can’t say that the bicentennial of Jane Austin’s death has revived interest in either the author or her work, for interest in her books and life have never faded. But the occasion has produced a bevy of new books. We like these two.
What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan sets out to answer twenty pertinent questions about Austen’s books, including, “Which important characters never speak in the novels?” and, “Is there any sex in Jane Austen?”
Lucy Worsley’s new biography, Jane Austen at Home, shows how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions that mattered to her, and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison.
Our event last Sunday with the Tashunke Witko Tiwahe/Crazy Horse Family and author William Matson was a great success. We almost sold out of their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy. We have just five copies left.
Each copy is signed by the author, William B. Matson, and by three of Crazy Horse’s descendants – grandsons Floyd Clown Sr. and Phoenix Clown, and great-grandson, Douglas War Eagle.
We are proud to welcome members of the Tashunke Witko Tiwahe/Crazy Horse Family and author William Matson to the Book Den. Matson’s book, Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life & Legacy, is based on the family tales and memories told to the family about their famous grandfather.
This oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations and death.
Join us June 25th, from 3PM to 6PM at the Book Den.