Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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 my current read, Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet, which I borrowed from a librarian friend.

Sweet Lamb of Heaven 


When I insisted on keeping the baby, Ned threw his hands into the air palms-forward.  He looked like a mime climbing a wall--one of the few times I've ever seen him look clumsy.

Then he dropped his hands and turned away, shaking his head.  It was a terminal shake.  Afterward his schedule got fuller, his long work hours longer, his attention more completely diverted.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?     
Anna and her young daughter have gone off the grid, in hiding from her estranged husband.  As the tale unfolds, Ned seems obsessed with finding them, even though he had no interest in them when they were living together as a family.  What are his motives, and who will prevail in this battle of good against evil?

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