The Idaho Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America was organized in 1994. Meetings are held four times each year in Boise, Idaho. For membership information, please visit For information about meetings, please contact Cheryl Russell-Griebenow, Idaho Regional Coordinator, at
JASNA-Idaho April Meeting

Do you have a favorite film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility? At our April 12 meeting we'll be watching and comparing scenes from four adaptations. The adaptations were made in 1971 (BBC), 1981 (BBC), 1995 (Columbia Pictures) and 2008 (BBC). We'll watch as many of the following scenes as time permits:
  • The Dashwood's decision to help the Dashwood girls (Chapter 2)
  • Marianne meets Willoughby (Chapter 9)
  • The introduction of the Steele sisters (Chapter 21)
  • Marianne and Willoughby meet in London (Chapter 28)
  • Willoughby goes to Cleveland (Chapter 44)
  • The announcement of Mr. Ferrar's marriage (Chapter 47)
  • Edward proposes (Chapters 48-49)
Also at this meeting we'll be voting on a proposed change to the JASNA-Idaho bylaws. The amendment was emailed to members in March.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 7:00 p .m. at the Cole-Ustick Library in Boise. Please call Carole Stokes (208) 344-5037 for more information.

The Jane Austen Book Club

Tuesday, January 10 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 14 - Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 9 - Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 11 - The Janeites by Rudyard Kipling (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 12 - Jane Austen's Letters edited by Deirdre LeFaye (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)

The Jane Austen Book Club meets six times each year to discuss books by, about and because of Jane Austen. For information about book club meetings, contact Monica Van Bussum at