Saturday, August 27, 2016

Six modern adaptations of classic novels

At B&N Reads Tara Sonin tagged six modern adaptations of classic stories, including:
Re-Jane, by Patricia Park

This retelling of Jane Eyre is truly modern: Jane Re is a Korean-American orphan trying rise above her circumstances (living with a strict uncle and working in his grocery store) in Queens. When she becomes the au pair for a Brooklyn couple—Ed and Beth Mazer-Farley—and their adopted daughter, Jane thinks she’s hit the jackpot. In this version, the mysterious Bertha Mason is reincarnated as Ed’s very-much-alive wife, Beth—and when he and Jane start to have an affair, the consequences are more than she might be able to bear.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue