She was not a shy spinster who wrote some little books mostly to amuse her own family. She also was not a real-life Elizabeth Bennett. Jane Austen's life was very different from any of her heroines. <a href="http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-history-jane-austen/">Here's a link to our show notes. </a>
YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists. Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read. I haven't read any of these yet (or heard of most of them). Have you?