by Curtis Sittenfeld
Reviewed by Janet:
After her father’s heart attack, Liz Bennet comes home to Cincinnati to help out her parents, and meets Fitzwilliam Darcy, a neurosurgeon, at a barbecue hosted by the Lucases. Liz’s older sister, Jane, meets Chip Bingley, ER doctor and reality television star, at the barbecue as well, and this familiar story is off and running. This modern re-telling of Pride and Prejudice will make you smile and even laugh out loud, as the Bennets cope with spider infestations, reality TV, and other trendy issues.