Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - They Left Us Everything: a memoir; Plum Johnson


Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon. (I love a good memoir and think this one will hit the spot, I'm enjoying the writing style).



They Left Us Everything: A Memoir; Plum Johnson
G.P. Putnam & Sons - 2016

Never Mind the Dog

"The night before I turn sixty-three, I'm looking in the mirror, pulling my sagging jawline up to my ears, listening to voice mails on speakerphone. Three are from Mum:

'Happy birthday m'darlin!'
Promise you'll drive out first thing tomorrow!
Damn this machine! Call me!'

Mum is ninety-three, and these are her messages just since dinner.  Nineteen years, one month, and twenty-six days of eldercare have brought me to my knees.  But first thing next morning, I crawl to my car, hack at the ice on my windshield, and slump into the front seat with the heater cranked up."


What do you think -- keep reading or pass? 
(Feel free to join in this week by posting your intro below?





27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I'll enjoy. I love books with characters of varying ages, especially when some of them are older. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I love when I find a good book with characters that are older (like me) LOL

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  2. This one is new to me, but it does pique my interest.

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    1. It was only shelf for a few months but, I was looking for a good memoir and I think this is it.

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  3. It's new to me too. I'd read on.

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  4. Oh, yes. This sounds right up my alley!

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  5. I agree, that sounds like a page turner.

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  6. I think I would need more, but you know before deciding, I'm picky!

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  7. That sounds like my mom. LOL Although she's younger and not in eldercare. I'll get a phone message, a text and an e-mail back to back, her trying to figure out which will get her the quickest response.

    This sounds like an interesting book, Diane!

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  8. I want to know what happens...and would definitely read on!

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  9. Tempting. I will try not to be that kind of old mom when I get there. My daughter-in-law thinks I already am. Ha Ha.

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  10. I'm featuring a book with an older character today, too! This sounds like a good one.
    Thank you for hosting every Tuesday.

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  11. Great intro paragraph and I would definitely want to know more about the characters!

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  12. Love mother/daughter relationships. I'd keep reading.

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  13. I'd like this one very much. I can hear tidbits of my life in this one!

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  14. I'm definitely interested in this. I've put it in my cart. Thanks.

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