Tuesday, September 27, 2016

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

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

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

Today I'm featuring Enchanted Island by Allison Amend, an upcoming read that I borrowed from the library.  

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Part One
Chapter One

You're not allowed to read this -- I'm not even really allowed to write it.  But now that Ainslie is gone and I will surely follow before too long, I don't see that much is the harm.  I suppose the government will censor what it will.

A curious effect of childlessness is that your story disappears with you.  Of course, everyone's does eventually, but the suddenness with which my history will be extinguished causes me much consternation.  I am of the generation who came of age in the new century, though my formative years were spent in the last -- I am therefore pulled between the past and the present.

That my life will be of interest to readers I dare not assume.  But it is an unusual one, and for that reason alone record should be made of it.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I am a big fan of historical fiction, and was drawn to this novel because it is inspired by the memoirs of Frances Conway, an independent woman from Minnesota who finds herself living in the Galapagos Islands with her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, on the eve of World War II.

This post was originally written and published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.  Retweeting and sharing on Google+ are appreciated.

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