It's Tuesday . . . time for . . .
Today I'm featuring one of my book club's picks, The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner. The excerpt shared is from a large print hardcover edition borrowed from the library.
First Chapter: INTERVIEW WITH MRS. SOPHIE HOCKING CONDUCTED BY AMBROSE LOGAN, U.S. MARSHAL CASE NUMBER 069308 Official Transcript
San Francisco, CA
November 6, 1906
QUESTION: Thank you again for coming. Could you please state your full name, age, birth date, and the city where you were born, for the record, please?
ANSWER: Sophie Whalen Hocking. August 24, 1884. Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland. I'm twenty-two.
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
Sophie finds herself in San Francisco, after having answered an add for a mail-order bride several years before a momentous earthquake destroys the city. Why is she being interviewed by a U.S. Marshal? These intriguing details have completely drawn me in.
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