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The Commuter Book Club reads "Death Comes to Pemberley"

Share the love of a good read - the kind of book that makes Metro stops and miles fly by, but doesn’t take six weeks to finish.

Then get together for coffee and snacks with other DMV Commuters, and talk about the book - or how many stops you missed while reading.

And if you’re too busy to meet up in person, join us on twitter instead. @APLNico will live tweet the conversation, using the hashtag #APLrideread.

For January, we're reading "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James.

"It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered."

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  • David L

    A new meetup group has been formed (unaffiliated with this group) that may be of interest to some of us (also note the membership fee):

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the discussion!

    3 · January 23, 2014

  • Laine C.


    2 · January 23, 2014

  • alicia

    Hi All! I'm sorry for the last minute notice, but I wont be able to make it tonight. I'll try to follow along on Twitter. Have a great time! I really enjoyed the book -except for the gruesome parts - and felt Ms. James really captured the characters. Though made Wickham and the woman who was Miss Darcy's governess too dark.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Alex Z.

    Hey folks, if you want to see the conversation on twitter so far, you can read it here (even if you don't have a twitter account):

    January 23, 2014

  • alicia

    Hi, this is my first time joining you. Will people be having supper there at 7pm?

    January 23, 2014

    • Alex Z.

      I'll be coming from another thing, so I'm sure I'll be starving!

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to make it next month since I joined so late in January, I didn't get a chance to read the book!

    January 18, 2014

  • Nico

    I'm about half way through, especially liking the Darcy perspective parts- since we don't get those in the original. Also, I keep thinking of the Lizzie Bennett Diaries - :)

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • Karen

      Love the Lizzie Bennett Diaries!

      January 8, 2014

  • Karen

    I'm about three chapters in and really looking forward to getting to the meat of the book! Can't wait to discuss!

    January 8, 2014

  • Krystal L. R.

    Just checked it out today! Looking forward to starting it :)

    2 · January 4, 2014

  • Alex Z.

    We're really looking forward to talking about "Death Comes to Pemberley" in a few weeks - who has started the book? Are you reading it, or listening?

    January 3, 2014

  • Krystal L. R.

    That is so exciting! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Nico

    Did you guys know that "Death Comes to Pemberly" will be coming to a small screen near you? Matthew Rhys will star: ! After book club, you'll be totally prepared!

    2 · December 10, 2013

  • Krystal L. R.

    Looking forward to reading this! Will probably start it on the plane when I'm flying home for the holidays in December :)

    3 · October 11, 2013

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