Bitches in Bonnets examines how six novels of quiet English life, penned by parochial Regency spinster Jane Austen, still provide insight on female relationships after all these years and how Austen's writing - and our reading of it - offers solace to millions of fans worldwide.
Sarah Makowski is a learning and development professional supporting individuals and organizations in achieving the right skills and competencies to perform their best. She is frequently invited to speak at universities and business events on women in leadership and digital learning, and has been active in diversity initiatives for global corporations. She completed her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Aachen. In her private life, she is a dedicated Janeite and a voracious reader. Her writing has appeared in many places familiar to the Jane Austen community, including Persuasions, the Jane Austen Society of North America's peer-reviewed publication. Born in Michigan, Makowski now lives in Germany with her teenage son, husband, and two cats.