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Voices from Home Beautiful prose and haunting stories captivate in this trio of novels from writers with Maryland connections or whom we just admire.

There is no shortage of novels to savor this fall from writers connected to our state’s vibrant community of prose. Here are three we highly recommend. In Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell (City Lights Books, 280 pages, $21.95) Julie cuts school to explore the Badlands with her girlfriend …

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Addicted to Jane Serious, imperious and occasionally delirious, the Jane Austen Society of North America gathers annually.

They call themselves—proudly, affectionately and, perhaps, with a wink—Janeites: the 5,000 members of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), whose devotion to the works and life of the late-18th/early-19th century English novelist borders on the obsessive. And each year since 1979, the Janeites, with representatives from the society’s …

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