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

Announcing JASNA-Idaho's 20th Annual Tea

Carrie Bebris
The Idaho Region will celebrate the anniversary of Jane Austen's birth at its 20th annual tea on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  The tea, which will be held at Boise's Grove Hotel, will begin at 11:00 a.m.  (Doors will open at 10:15 a.m.)

Carrie Bebris will be our speaker.  Her presentation is titled "We Met by Appointment:   Dueling and the Code of Honor in Jane Austen's Time.  Bebris is the award-winning author of the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery series.  Her novels have earned starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, and other publications.  Carrie was honored as the 2013 featured author by the Sheboygan Mead Public Library, which selected The Deception at Lyme for its biannual Community Read.  Carrie also writes for Jane Austen's Regency World magazine and speaks nationally about Jane Austen, writing and publishing.

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

Reservations and prepayment are required before November 30.  Reservation information is available from Karin Holland at (208) 891-6108, or

The Jane Austen Book Club

Tuesday, January 9 - Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, March 13 - Jane Austen's Prayers edited by Terry Glaspey (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, May 8 - Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room Boise)
Tuesday, July 10 - The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser (7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, September 11 - Persuasion by Jane Austen(7:00 p.m., Collister Library, Sycamore Room)
Tuesday, November 14 - At Home by Bill Bryson (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