First lines from two all-time favorite books
“Well, we never thought it could happen, but here we are living with Gran in East Haddock (Mass.).”
“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized that when caught by her charms as the Tarleton twins were. In here face were too sharply blended the features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father….”
Ok, that’s the first TWO, but from memory. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
The Opening Lines of Two Books I’m Currently Reading
“In early January of 2011, forty-five hundred red-winged black-birds fell dead from the Arkansas skies.”
The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
“A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and hate.”
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
Opening Line of the Last Book I Finished
“Lars Thorvald loved two women.”
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
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