Monday, April 25, 2016
Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith
This is a great retelling of a great classic.
Setting the story of Emma in present-day England, McCall Smith's flowing writing style perfectly compliments the pace of his characters in their countryside.
Our title character grows up, goes to university, and comes back with plans to start an interior design business. She hosts dinner parties, interacts with the cast of characters we love from Austen's classic, and attempts to become an unofficial matchmaker. Along the way, she learns a lot about herself, including some realizations she may not like, but definitely needs.
This is a really enjoyable read. It's cozy, and comfortable, and fun.