Sunday, November 1, 2009

I didn't do it...Fall on your Knees

I didn't participate in Friday 56 this week, for some unknown reason. But I do have a few lines to share with you from "Fall on your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Mercedes doesn't much care for dolls any more, but Lily is passionate about them and so is Frances. ...At the moment, they are all nicely lined up against the hope chest: there is Maurice, the organ-grinder's monkey;there is Scarlet Fever, the girl baby with the porcelain head; there is Diphtheria Rose, whose velvet dress Frances has shortened fashionably; there are the twins sailors, Typhoid and TB Ahoy, and the little boy doll, Small Pox. There used to be a lovely lady doll in a ballgown, Cholera La France, but she got lost somewhere. In pride of place is the flamenco dancer with her crimson dress and castanets. Spanish Influenza.

Doesn't this make you think what on earth was going on in the world, that these little girls found this language so familiar. It's a must read, recommended by "Lennie" from Alphabet Soup.


Trish said...

I'll second that this is a "must" read! I hope you'll get to it, Irene!

Annie said...

Ah, and did you read it? I bought it a while ago on one of my trips to NY to visit my daughter and family. It was a good read, although a little darker than my usual fare!!

I am reminded of a blog I read again last night (Reading at the Beach?) that recommends that you sign up for a "read books that are recommended to you by others"...sign up for a couple. Or six Or ten. Or be read during 2010. Sounded interesting, though I am not sure I will need to sign up to anything!
But Fall on our knees , and her other book too, are good reads. Canadian author. [The other one I read was The Way the Crow Flies].

National Pet Day...

This is our pet cat, he lived with us for 18 years, adopted from a shelter, best cat ever. RIP Keahan