I'm semi-unplugged through Labor Day, but as host of First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, I will still be posting on Tuesdays the intros of a book I am reading or thinking about reading.
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Here's an intro from a book I'm hoping to read in August:
Tell the Wolves I'm Home; Carol Rifka Brunt
(Dial Press - Random House)
"My sister, Greta, and I were having our portrait painted by our uncle Finn that afternoon because he knew he was dying. This was after I understood that I wasn't going to grow up and move into his apartment and live there with him for the rest of my life. After I stopped believing that the AIDS thing was all some kind of big mistake. When he first asked, my mother said, no. She said there was something macabre about it. When she thought about the two of us sitting in Finn's apartment with its huge windows and scent of lavender and orange, when she thought of him looking at us, like it might be the last time he would see us, she couldn't bear it. And, she said, it was a long drive from northern Westchester into Manhattan. She crossed her arms right over her chest, and looked into Finn's bird-blue eyes, and told him it was just hard to find the time these days."
"Tell me about it, he said."
"That's what broke her."
Would you keep reading?