For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring an intro a hardcover sitting on my shelf that I've been curious about. Has anyone read it?
Scribner - 2008
The Family Galaxy
"Ruby Bronstein was nine years old the winter she found a gun. It was a Tuesday in December; she and her family were on vacation in Maine.
That morning, after breakfast, Ruby stood by the window of the closed-in side porch, watching her brothers. They were far out on the beach, moving across the expanse in front of the house and then stopping; a cluster of dark, stop-and-go bodies like raised, mobile moles on the pure flat of high tide."
My first reaction to this paragraph was --"who the heck goes to Maine in December for vacation?"
Would you keep reading?