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

December Tea

The Idaho Region will celebrate the anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth at its 19th annual tea on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  The tea, which will be held at Boise’s Grove Hotel, will begin at 11:00 a.m.  The menu will include scones, tea sandwiches and pastries.

James Nagle, attorney, JASNA Secretary, and popular AGM speaker, will deliver a presentation entitled “Inheritance in Jane Austen’s Time.”  Mr. Nagle will cite examples from Austen’s novels and the BBC Series “Downton Abbey” to explain entails, women’s rights and primogeniture.

Books and gift items will be available for purchase.  Several baskets will be raffled, and raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available for attorneys attending the tea and presentation.  The CLE course number is 12-3075, and 0.5 credits will be given.  For details, visit the Idaho State Bar website, 

Reservation and prepayment are required by December 1, 2012.  Space is limited, and cost is $25.00 per person.  Please contact Irene Miller Coen,, or (208) 577-7686 for reservations and 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