Jane Austen in Boca

A Novel

Paula Marantz Cohen

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife.

Jane Austen centered her classic novels around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in this witty twist on Pride and Prejudice---except this time the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida.
Eligible men are scarce in Boca. When good-hearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy and personable Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marry him off to her lonely mother-in-law, May. Even May's sharp-tongued friend Flo approves of Norman---although Norman's best friend Stan, a cynical professor, keeps getting under Flo's skin.
Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Misunderstandings abound until love conquers both pride and prejudice in this perceptive, engaging comedy of manners.


Complications and misunderstandings abound in this romantic and perceptive comedy of manners.

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Praise for Jane Austen in Boca

"Utterly charming...think Pride and Prejudice, but with better weather."
--Vanity Fair

"Page-turner of the week.... In this witty romp, widowed Jewish women and their extended kin fill in for the country families in Pride and Prejudice.... What's not to like?"
---People

"Clever, warm-hearted...Cohen's wit is sharp, smart, and satirical, and her characterizations are vividly on target."
---San Francisco Chronicle

"I can't imagine a more perfect afternoon than sitting by a pool reading Jane Austen in Boca...Whether you're from Boca, Brooklyn, or Beverly Hills, be sure to make time to read this very funny book."
---Joan Rivers

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Paula Marantz Cohen

Paula Marantz Cohen is Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She lives in Moorestown, New Jersey, and her in-laws live in Boca Raton, Florida. Her previous non-fiction books include Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth and The Daughter as Reader: Encounters Between Literature and Life. This is her first novel.

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Jane Austen in Boca
A Novel
Paula Marantz Cohen

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312319755
ISBN10: 0312319754
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$18.99

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April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429902991
ISBN10: 142990299X
288 pages
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