In today’s Free Fridays selection, All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith, the author injects a spirit of adventure into her book club quest—traveling across Latin America with a suitcase full of Jane Austen’s oeuvre, stopping along the way to set up local book clubs to spread the gospel of Jane.


Across the continent, Smith shares her love of Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice with taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians—and in turn sees her favorite books in a whole new way.


Whether you’re a world traveler or an armchair adventurer, you’ll find a lot to love in this endearing tale of a literary journey that leads to many unexpected places. You’ll come away wondering what the great Jane Austen herself would have thought about our intrepid narrator's unusual quest.


Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Amy recommends:





NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Amy Smith” to download her journey with Jane.


by 3cherry on ‎09-08-2012 11:53 AM

Thanks for all the info. I had forgotten about free fridays. I won't forget again!! 3cherry

by ybehome on ‎09-08-2012 10:07 PM

:heart: Free Fridays! Thank you all for posting new material each week. This week my Nook is full and has more reading material than I can read in a week, but that is OK. It is good to have a few in stock. 


I am what you call in my preNook days as a stacker.  I use to have multiple books stacked next to my bedstand each being read depending on my mood for the day/night.  My stack is much shorter with the Nook (since the Nook is the thinkness of a youth book), but I now have many more I am reading  :smileyhappy:

by SuzeFL on ‎09-09-2012 06:05 PM

Thank you to all who post these! :heart: I gleaned more than a couple this week. :smileywink: To those unhappy with the selection, it seems each week is different. Some weeks I don't see anything appealing. Others, there are lots I want to check out. I am grateful for freebies. :smileyvery-happy:

by JustMeCJW on ‎09-10-2012 12:37 AM

I'm really bummed the Free Friday selection is no longer free (as of Sunday 9/9 9:30 p.m. PDT), and I missed it :smileysad:  II'm pretty sure that at least some of the Free Friday selections have stayed free the entire week, but not this one - it's back to $9.99.