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: All Jane Austen, all the time. It's the perfect antidote. Prudie Drummond
: To what? Bernadette
: To life.
: Being the only child of a woman who gave birth in a commune after changing her name to Skygirl, I've come to loath hippie-handie crafts.
: Baby, high school's over. Prudie Drummond
: High school's never over.
: I'm in love with one of my students. I mean, nothing's happened, much. It could if I let it... I fantasize about him constantly. Bernadette
: Sweetie, your mother died. This is grief. Prudie Drummond
: He looks at me like he's the spoon, and I'm this dish of ice cream.
: [showing Dean a copy of Persuasion
] Will you do me a favor? Will you read this? Dean Drummond
: Isn't that what you're special little book club's for? Prudie Drummond
: I really want you to read it. Please Dean. Dean Drummond
: Prudie, I feel like you want me to be something I'm not. I just walk around being me. I don't pretend to be anything else. You just set me up for a test, you don't want me to pass. Prudie Drummond
: No, no. This isn't a test. This is something to share. Dean Drummond
: Why don't you just tell me what it's about? Prudie Drummond
: It's about these two people who used to love each other. And they don't any more. And it's about how they persuade themselves to give it another try... Look I can get you started off. Okay?
[she begins to read the first page
] Dean Drummond
: Prudie... Come on, you're not really going to read this all aloud... Alright, one page...