Thursday, May 24, 2018

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings


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It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
I'm having some technical difficulties sharing excerpts from my current read, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, as you may be able to tell from the formatting of this post.  I received a hardcover version from the publisher at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia in March.  Clicking on the book title will take you to the GoodReads summary.


I'm reading this book for an upcoming book club discussion and am really enjoying it.  Hannah captures the wild beauty, harsh weather, and isolating remoteness of Alaska in her story about a troubled family and a quirky group of rugged individuals living off the grid.







This Friday Focus post was originally written and/or compiled and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing of this original post on Google+ are appreciated. 

12 comments:

Roberta said...

Congratulations on getting the book from the publisher. It looks good (I'm a sucker for a strong setting). Hope your technical glitches are solved soon.

Breana M. said...

This one looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it!

Mystica said...

I hope you like this book.

Kay said...

I've got this one to try perhaps this summer. Will be curious to hear what you think about it. I've read other books by this author, but it has been a while.

fredamans said...

Sorry to hear you're having troubles posting. IT does look like a good read! Happy weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book! I hope your posting problems get sorted. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Joann Downie said...

I have seen many good reviews of this book, I hope you enjoy it!!

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Kathy Martin said...

I've seen all sorts of good things about this book. I hope you and your book club have a wonderful discussion. This week I am reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which has been on TBR mountain for quite a while. Happy reading!

Anne Bennett said...

I was hoping we would do this book for book club also but it wasn't selected. My Friday Quotes

Eli Oldham said...

I have reader-friends who are always looking for books that are set in harsh conditions. I may have to recommend The Great Alone to them and see what they think. Happy reading!

eli @ the (book) supplier
My Friday 56

View From the Books said...

I like books where the town or the weather act as a secondary character in the story. I read The Great Alone and really enjoyed it, despite some trigger moments I skimmed through. It's a long one (overlong?) that could've been trimmed a few pages and still hold our attention.

Katherine P said...

I really want to read this book and really anything by this author! I love the sound of it and am glad you're enjoying it!

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