Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy; Rachel Joyce


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.

Rachel Joyce - Random House - March 2015

First Letter

St. Bernadine's Hospice
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Monday, 11 April

Dear Harold,

This may come as a surprise.  I know it is a long time since we last met, but recently I have been thinking about the past.  Last year I had an operation on a tumor, but the cancer has spread and there is nothing left to be done.  I am at peace, and comfortable, but I would like to thank you for the friendship you showed me all those years ago.  Please send my regards to your wife.  I still think of David with fondness.

With my best wishes,

Q h

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What do you think, would you keep reading?  Care to join us? If so, post your link below.

46 comments:

  1. Sounds tempting...I would need to read a little more, though.

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  2. I haven't read the book before this, but I have it on my TBR pile. I like the intro to this one. It's sad, but sounds like it will be a good story.

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  3. That is certainly a tempting start and I've heard great things about this book so I would keep reading.

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    1. Based on previous success with this author, I do hope you get to try it.

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  4. When I've read the first book I'd like to read this one too - to get the other side of the story.

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  5. Maybe. If the blurb is also intriguing.

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  6. I usually like epistolary novels .. is this one told completely in letters?

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  7. I don't know. Seems with sad overtones

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    1. Have you read Harold Fry, so good and not really sad. I think this will be the same.

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  8. This one sounds bitter sweet. I'd have to be in the right mood for it!

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  9. I'm a big fan of epistolary novels and loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.... would definitely keep reading. Enjoy!

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  10. I've seen this book a couple places now...and, wow, judging by the title I wouldn't have expected such a sad intro! I liked it, though...I'd keep reading!

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  11. I'd keep reading to find out more about Queene's relationship with Harold.

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  12. I usually like the epistolary formats. I have not read this author in the past. I wonder if I must read the first one? I will check it out.

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    1. I'd read about Harold first. It is NOT epistolary format though.

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  13. Sounds emotional. I'd keep reading.

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  14. Sounds like this is the beginning of something rather than the end.Interesting. Here's Mine

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  15. Sounds like this is the beginning of something rather than the end.Interesting. Here's Mine

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  16. A follow-up to Harold Fry? Count me in!

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  17. This sounds so sad. But I hope it's a good read for you.

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    1. Not sure it will be a very sad story, but rather a well written look at life.

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  18. I loved Harold, so I'd pick this one up.

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  19. The opening letter drew me in. Although the subject matter is sad, the person writing the letter sounds very "together." I'd like to know more about him.

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    1. This author is very talented -- hope to start it soon.

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  20. Ooo, I did not realize that Rachel Joyce had another book coming out!

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    1. Yes, and I do love her writing. Hope you get a chance to read it.

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  21. It sounds really sad, but based on the author, I'd keep reading!

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  22. I haven't started this one yet Monica, but think it will be worth reading. Loved the author's earlier book.

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  23. Diane, this one sounds touching. Based on the intro, I'd read more!

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  24. Heart-wrenching but made me curious for more!

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  25. uI wuld want to know if David is someones wife. Weird.

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  26. I really want to read this!! i loved Harold Frye so much.

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  27. I'd keep reading. It sounds like the story will unfold as he remembers. thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

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