Tuesday, June 18, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence; David Samuel Levinson



Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?

This week I'm featuring an intro from a book that I am hoping to start soon:


 Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence
David Samuel Levinson
Algonquin - June 2013 

 In Media Res
 " We thought ourselves good people who lived good lives.  Some of us had lived in the town for generations and had never considered leaving.  Many of us, though, had relocated there from the city, in the process learning what it was like to desert the place we loved, longed for, and hated.  Winslow wasn't a big town and couldn't offer the charms of Manhattan nothing as remarkable as the rooftops at twilight or Central Park in the rain.  While many of us had grown sick of the city's neon signs and glass towers, many others of us put up photos to remind ourselves daily of what we missed."  

What do you think? Would you keep reading?  Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.

19 comments:

  1. Looks good to me - I'd read on ...

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  2. I love the cover. I would pick it up for that!

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  3. Your book cover is intersting and the opening makes me want to know more about the town.

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  4. I wonder where this town is....my mind sprang to thoughts of another town with the name Winslow. Could it be the same one? Yes, I'm curious.

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  5. Love the title...love the cover...love the intro...I want to read it!

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  6. Ooh, that looks like a good book!!

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  7. The cover and title grabbed me but not the first paragraph. I couldn't identify with it.

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  8. The comment above (candice) was really me. My daughteer was logged in on the gmail account. Sorry for the confusion.

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  9. I do love the cover. Sometimes I think people give novels titles that are just confusing. I'll wait to see what you think of this one. Here's Mine

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  10. I'd read more. I hope you enjoy this book, Diane! The title is different.

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  11. It has captured my attention, I would read on.

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  12. That one just didn't give me enough to keep reading.

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  13. I'm curious now... and I love the cover.

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  14. I did keep reading! I enjoyed Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence, although toward the end I got a little frustrated with the vagueness. Still, a good read and one I definitely recommend.

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  15. I would have to read a bit more to decide. Sorry, I missed out today, had an early meeting with the dessert lady for the wedding and forgot.

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  16. This opening paragraph can lead to anything... I mean, it's wide open. But the tone sounds intriguing and suspenseful. I'd like to read on just to see what the author has in mind.

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  17. Oh I like this. I have the book waiting on the shelf for me and I'm looking forward to it!

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