Tuesday, January 7, 2014

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Bird Skinner; Alice Greenway

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? Today's pick is a book that releases this month. It takes place in Maine.


The Bird Skinner; Alice Greenway
Atlantic Monthly Press - Jan 2014

Fox Island, Penobscot Bay, Maine. July 1973

" Jim wedges the chair into the kitchen doorway, forcing the screen door open, lights his third or fourth cigarette.  The doctors told him not to.  Cut down on the drink, right down, and the smoking altogether.  To hell with that. He lost the leg anyhow.

The nicotine leaves him edgy and overly alert.  An irascibility that's hard to burn off, struck as he is in a wheelchair.  He could use a drink is the truth of it but he'll hold off for now.  It's the least he can do--not meet the girl half drunk."
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 What do you think? Would you keep reading? Feel free to join us by linking your First Chapter post below.

22 comments:

  1. I'm interesting...I'd keep reading.

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  2. I would keep reading...and I'm leaving my link here, as I couldn't enter it into the Linky: MY TUESDAY POST

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  3. Joining the meme after a long lapse!

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  4. I would go on...In fact I am gonna check that book now!

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  5. I have an ARC of this book and am eager to get to it! Nice choice, Diane!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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    1. Harveee.....I couldn't leave a comment on your blog this am for this post??? I do think it sounds good and would keep reading.

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  6. This is my first time participating - such a great meme! I'm sorry I linked twice, the first post was pulled in from the Wkd Cooking meme. I tried to re-do the post, but it posted a second one instead. I apologize and will not make this mistake next time! Thanks for hosting!

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  7. I haven't heard of this title, but I would keep reading. Love the cover too.

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  8. Interesting opening. I would keep reading.

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  9. An opening fraught with tension...what will happen next? I'd keep reading...with a sense of trepidation.

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  10. I like it! I wonder who he is meeting.

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  11. hmmm . . . sounds interesting and the cover is very inviting. I like your new blog design.

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  12. I like the sound of this one. I'd keep reading. Here's Mine

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  13. Sorry...that last URL entry was a test! And it seemed to work...my cache needed clearing. Who knew?

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  14. I'm definitely reading this one. My copy should be arriving soon.

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  15. I'm very late...so sorry. I've been sick and down for the count for the past month. I think 'm doing better now. {fingers crossed!!}
    This book sounds interesting and compelling, although the title makes my skin crawl a bit.. I'd definitely keep reading to see where the story's headed. You always have some great books. Thanks, Diane!

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  16. I'd definitely leep going. I'm already feeling sympathy for the guy.

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  17. Sorry, I didn't find it interesting.

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  18. I think I might be stopped just by the title.

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  19. It sounds a bit bleak to me. Hope you enjoy it. :)

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  20. I hadn't heard of this book before. It sounds edgy--I'd read more.

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