Tuesday, July 2, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros


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 by a favorite author that I am hoping to start soon:

 After Her; Joyce Maynard
August 20 - 2013
William Morrow/Harper Collins 

Prologue

"A little over thirty years ago, on a June day just before sunset--alone on a mountain in Marin County, California--a man came toward me with a length of piano wire stretched between hus hands, and the intention of ending my days. I was fourteen years old, and many others had already died at his hands.  Ever since that I have known what it is to look into a man's eyes and believe his face is the last thing you will ever see.

I have my sister to thank that I am still here and to tell what happened that day.  Two times, it was my sister who saved me, though I was not able to do the same for my sister.

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

20 comments:

  1. Very interesting opening...raises lots of questions about what happened and the family's story.

    Here's my First Paragraph post : http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph-20-and.html

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  2. I love Maynard, so I'd keep reading regardless. But that's a great opener and I have the book on my list to read.

    I'm playing today at Beth Fish Reads.

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  3. This one sounds like a good thriller. I would keep reading! Here is my post:

    http://postingfornow.blogspot.com/2013/07/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

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  4. sounds like she's got a good sister... :) i like it!

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  5. Her sadness gets through. I would go on reading it. I love a good thriller.

    Here is my post

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  6. I've been so eager for this one...Joyce Maynard is a favorite author. Mine is coming from Amazon Vine...and I love the opener. Hope to be reading it soon.

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  7. I agree, that one sounds like a keeper!

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  8. sad :'( I'd read it as long as it doesn't get too graphic.

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  9. Wow, that sucked me in for sure. I would definitely keep reading.

    Alas, one more to add to my growing TBR pile!! LOL

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  10. Joyce Maynard is another author I keep meaning to try. I'd definitely keep reading.

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  11. The opening makes me want to keep goijjg - for sure. I'm with JoAnn - I keep meaning to read Joyce Maynard.

    My name is on the list above twice. Sorry. Not sure how that happened. Feel free to take the last one off.

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  12. This sounds good. I wonder why a lot of popular women authors are turning toward thriller or scary (to me) type books. Anna Quindlen, who I confuse with Joyce Maynard, had a murder in her last novel. I was not prepared for that in her book. Here's Mine

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  13. Yes, I would read this book. I like mystery novels and this one sound excellent.

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  14. Scary opening! I'd read more, although this is not my usual genre.

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  15. I've read one book by this author and really liked it. From this opening, I'd read this book as well!

    I will be posting my 1st Chapter post tomorrow. And I'll try to remember to add the link here then. :-)

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  16. I've never read this author's works. Suspense thrillers? This first paragraph certainly has caught my attention.

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  17. I would keep reading as I like this author.

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  18. I snagged a copy of this at work last week and am anxious to get to it. I loved Maynard's The Usual Rules and Labor Day. I have high hopes for this one!

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  19. I like this author too and that's a great opening!

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