Ellen Wasserman was twenty-nine years old and midway through the first draft of her dissertation when she realized that she had the same initials as Emma Woodhouse, and perhaps other similar and unflattering characteristics as well.
So begins Ellen, the story of Ellen Wasserman, who is writing a dissertation about how Jane Austen uses letters within her novels to teach her audience how to read them. Ellen, in fact, reads nineteenth century British fiction for instructions on how to say no to the wrong men while searching for the right one to come along.
Seasons of Grace
Current work in progress.