I typically summer with Jane Austen. I am re-reading Persuasion, next to Mansfield Park my favorite of the novels. But I am also reading Stuart Tave’s brightly commanding Some Words of Jane Austen–one of the best books I have ever read, not just on Austen, but period. It is a book that could only be written after long, exacting immersion in Austen, but also only after long, exacting immersion in the moral art of common life. What a book!