Tuesday, February 11, 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, 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 City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert, a novel selected by one of my book clubs. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.

City of Girls 

New York City, April 2010

I received a letter from his daughter the other day.


I'd thought about Angela many times over the years, but this was only our third interaction.

The first was when I'd made her wedding dress, back in 1971.

The second was when she'd written to tell me that her father had died. That was in 1977.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
I'm looking forward to reading this book because I've enjoyed other historical fiction that Gilbert has written, and the opening lines fill me with curiosity.  In my opinion, she's a natural-born storyteller.

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  1. I like the intro. I haven't read anything by this author.

  2. This is definitely a curious one, I'd love to find out more! Great pick! - Here's my Tuesday Post!

  3. Now I'm curious! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

  4. I love the cover and I've heard some good things about the book.