It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, 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 Only Story by Julian Barnes. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.
Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
The author starts this novel by asking quite a profound question, and sets the tone for the story of a profound relationship between a younger man and an older woman: what draws them together, what they offer one another, and what ultimately draws them apart.
Julian Barnes is an astute observer of the human heart, and The Only Story is his latest insightful novel.
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