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.
A Master Plan for Rescue; Janis Cooke Newman
Riverhead Books - July 2015
"This is the moment I spend the rest of my life trying to return to:
The three of us sitting around the table my father and I have painted red to match The Flashe's cape. A shade, I now know, doesn't belong in a kitchen, but it was my father who suggested bringing the comic book to the paint store of Dychman Street.
It's early December, and the clanging of the radiator mixes with the violins that spill from the speakers of the Silvertown radio. I know the Silvertone is on, because it is always on. My grandfather, a man once known as the Gentleman Bootlegger, a man who is dead by this time, claimed that music during meals is what separates man from beast, and so my mother --his daughter--puts on music. But we never listen to it. Instead we sit above the bowls that smell of gravy and spices and talk over each other, sometimes banging our silverware on the red table for attention. The three of us--my father, mother, and me--in our small apartment at the northern tip of Manhattan."
What do you think, would you read more?
(feel free to post your own first paragraph and link below)