Tuesday, October 10, 2017

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.  

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti, which was selected by one of my book clubs.  The excerpt comes from an advanced readers copy, which I received from the publisher.



When Loo was twelve years old her father taught her how to shoot a gun.  He had a case full of them in his room, others hidden in boxes around the house.  Loo had seen them at night, when he took the guns apart and cleaned them at the kitchen table, oiling and polishing and brushing for hours.  She was forbidden to touch them and so she watched from a distance, learning what she could about their secrets, until the day when she blew out birthday candles on twelve chocolate Ring Dings, arranged on a plate in the shape of a star, and Hawley opened the wooden chest in their living room and put the gift she had been waiting for--her grandfather's rifle--into her arms.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This book was chosen before the tragedy that recently unfolded in Las Vegas.  I will read this one with a heavy heart.

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