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.
House Broken; Sonja Yoerg
NAL/ Penguin - January - 2015
Chapter 1 - Geneva
"Dr. Geneva Novak stared at the X-ray clipped to the light box on the wall. She tilted her head sideways and squinted at the contents of the dog's stomach. The iPod was obvious--it faced her--but the object protruding from the large blurry mass stumped her. Rectangular, with two bright white bars. Only metal lit up like that.
She clenched her jaw. That would be the third time she would have to operate on Zeke to remove things he'd swallowed, things his owner shouldn't have left lying around. After the second incident, she had talked to the owner at length about how to protect his dog. She recommended he walk Zeke daily, so the dog wouldn't turn to mischief out of boredom, and suggested he either keep his apartment orderly or confine the dog when he left the house. Nearly all dogs come to love their crates, she reassured him. Geneva had written down the instructions and told him he could call her anytime for help. But when Zeke's owner brought him this morning, he confessed he hadn't followed through on anything. And the outcome was illuminated in black and white on the wall."
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