Different Drummer

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." ~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Death Comes to Pemberly & Crispin

In October we read, Death Comes to Pemberly, by P.D. James and our November book was the 2003 Newberry Award Winner called, Crispin: The Cross of Lead,  by Avi. We didn't get to meet in October so both books were discussed during our November meeting on the 15th at Paulette's home.  

Death Comes to Pemberly, by P.D. James was enjoyed by some and not by others.  Written for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice fans, it is a continuation of the story of  Elizabeth Bennet Darcy and her husband Fitzwilliam at their Pemberly estate as they prepare for the annual ball, a murder is committed on the property and the family is thrown into turmoil.  

Crispin: The Cross of Lead,  by Avi.
A young boy only known as Asta's son is orphaned when his mother dies.  He immediately finds himself in trouble when the steward accuses him of stealing and proclaims him a "Wolf's Head," whom anyone can shoot for a reward.  Before running away, the priest gives Asta's son the lead cross that belonged to his mother and tells him his real name is Crispin and promiese to tell him more about his heritage on the morrow.   But the priest is murdered and Crispin's life is in danger. Along his travels, Crispin comes in contact with a large man named Bear and in their travels together they form a bond of friendship and loyalty.  Bear saves Crispin and eventually returns the favor. Written for children, this is a book of action, courage and miraculous get aways. Everyone enjoyed reading the book. Some will read the rest of the trilogy.  

Our upcoming book club will meet Wednesday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Paula's home for our Annual Christmas luncheon.

1 comment:

Pollyanna said...

Hey Sandy, so much appreciate you keeping up this blog ... I know how busy you are!