Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


Every Tuesday, I'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book I decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along. For today's First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro, I'm featuring an intro to a book by a new to me author. Has anyone read this one?

 Cascade; Maryanne O'Hara
2012 - Viking

December 1934

AND SOMETHING BECOMES SOMETHING ELSE

"During his final days, William Hart was haunted by drowning dreams.  Every day at the sound of his shouts,  Dez came awake herself, always briefly startled to find a husband --Asa --sleeping beside her.  She would dash across the hall, fearing another heart attack, but then her father would be lying quietly, gazing at the plaster ceiling.  Probably half the town was having drowning dreams, she'd say, reminding him that the reservoir was an old rumor and ticking off good reasons why it would never happen. The state had looked to --Cascade before.  If it was too expensive to build six years ago, then surely, in these hard times, nothing would come of it."

Would you read on?
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20 comments:

  1. I LOVED this book!! One of top reads for 2012. I heard her speak at the Concord Book Shop,too. Let me know if you enjoyed it! -Beth Beth's Book-Nook Blog

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  2. Those few sentences really started the book strong and let me know it's not just about the father dying, it's about the whole town. Here’s mine

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  3. Yes! I would continue reading. This book sounds terrific and it's going on my list.

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  4. What a great beginning to a book! I'd certainly like to keep reading.

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  5. Sounds interesting... I'm not familiar with the book and would like to learn more.

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  6. I would keep reading too and would like to know what is happening!

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  7. Yes, I would keep reading too. The cover is very interesting also.

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  8. Interesting beginning. This one is new to me.

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  9. That's caught my imagination - I'd keep on reading.

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  10. I have this book, and had no idea that it was so enthralling from the very first page. I need to make the time for this one!! Keep reading, Keep reading!

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  11. I listened to this a few months ago and the story was very good and had an unexpected twist at the end.

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  12. This one caught my interest right away! Thanks for sharing....

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  13. Go on! The idea of the whole town having drowning dreams really got me.

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  14. Sounds good - I would keep reading.

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  15. I'd keep going. Everyone seems to love this one.

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  16. I've been curious about this book - I'd definitely keep reading!

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  17. It does sound enticing, and that cover is gorgeous!

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  18. Ohh, this one sounds different and interesting about those dreams. I would have to read on to see what it is all about!

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