Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book I chose to read based on the opening paragraph (s). This week's book has been featured on several blogs that I follow, and I hadn't planned to read just yet, but the 1st page left me wanting more:
The Kitchen Daughter - Jael McHenry
" Bad things come in threes. My father dies. My mother dies. Then there's the funeral.
Other people would say these are all the same bad news. For me, they're different.
The cemetery is the easiest part. There's a soothing low voice, the caskets are closed, and I can stand and observe like I'm not there at all. The man in the robe talks ( ""celebrated surgeon...loving mother...") and then Amanda does ( " a shock to all of us...best parents we could have ever..." ) I keep my eyes on the girls, Amanda's daughters, Shannon and Parker. They're younger than I was at my first funeral This at twenty-six is my second ".
What do you think of that intro - would you read it ? I love the fact that it feels so introspective. Have you read this one? What did you think?
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