Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #58

It's Friday . . . time to share excerpts from a current or upcoming read 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.
Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, which I picked up at my local branch of the public library last week:

Desire Lines  

Beginning: Prologue
The night Jennifer disappeared, fireworks lit up the sky above Bangor, Maine, for nearly an hour.  Down in the harbor, graduating seniors on a boat anchored to its moorings danced to a rock band until the steely light of dawn washed over the Penobscot.

Part One -- Homecoming
Sitting in a window seat near the front of the tiny plane, staring out at the evergreen expanse below, Kathryn twists the gold ring on her finger.  She eases the ring off, feeling the cool weight of it in her hand, and then slips it back on.  She holds her fingers out to look at it.  Turning her wrist, she glances at her watch.  Then she leans back and closes her eyes.  The plane will be landing in fifteen minutes.  In half an hour she'll be home.

Page 56:  "She didn't want to be bitter, but she also didn't want to pretend that everything was all right.  It was safer to keep her distance."
My thoughts:  This author's novel, Orphan Train, was one of the best books I read last year.  This is one of the reasons I am looking forward to staring this one.

Which book are you reading now or about to start?

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings #58 was originally published by Catherine for This post cannot be republished without attribution.    

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