Tuesday, August 30, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros; Small Great Things; Jodi Picoult


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. 

Small Great Things; Jodi Picoult
Ballantine Books - 2016

stage one
Early Labor

Ruth

"THE MIRACLE HAPPENED ON WEST SEVENTY-FOURTH STREET, IN THE HOME where Mama worked.  It was a big brownstone encircled by a wrought-iron fence, and overlooking either side of the ornate door were gargoyles, their granite faces carved from my nightmares.  They terrified me, so I didn't mind the fact that we always entered through the less impressive side door, whose keys Mama kept on a ribbon in her purse."


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





30 comments:

  1. Picoult has a way of tackling relevant issues of today, doesn't she? I haven't read one of her books in years. I'm not sure about the opening you shared, but I might be interested in checking out this book further just the same.

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    1. She sure does and this one handles a new Picot hot issue - bigotry.

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  2. I have this one, and can't wait to get to it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Can't wait to dive in. Hope you'll enjoy this as well.

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  3. I've read several books by this author and enjoyed each and every one, even though they tackled difficult subjects. This sounds like another winner.
    Thank you for hosting First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros.

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    1. Sandra - yes she always deals with controversial issues. This one bigotry.

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  4. Yes, I have this book to read later this year - it is a while since I've read anything by Jodi Picoult but this sounds very good indeed and I'm really looking forward to tackling prejudice in this one.

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  5. I like the brownstone setting--I'd read more of this book by Jodi Picoult. Thanks for sharing the opening, Diane!

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    1. I've read all of her books and enjoyed most of them a lot.

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  6. I've heard good things about this. Hope you're enjoying it!

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  7. I'd keep going, but I generally like Picoult. As others have said, she tends to tackle contemporary issues.

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  8. I've read a couple of Picoult's this year (The Tenth Circle and The Storyteller) and I have the ARC of this new release, so yes. I'm planning to read it!

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    1. I hope you'll like it Les, it really sounds like a good one.

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  9. I love Jodi Picoult's books so I'd definitely keep reading. This sounds like another good one.

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  10. Not my usual style, but it does sound interesting. I'd keep reading. Enjoy, and thanks for hosting!

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  11. I either really like her books or I don't. Looking forward to your thoughts.

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    1. I've read them all (except the ones with her daughter) and liked most of them a lot.

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  12. The paragraph doesn't interest me at all, but it's Picoult, so I'll probably read it eventually anyway.

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    1. The overview sounds like this will be really good. Hope u try it.

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  13. I received an ARC and did a review of this!! No spoilers I promise! It's one
    Of those Classic Picoult books. You'll feel uncomfortable and awkward and anxious and then happy and sad and all these weird THINKING emotions! Hang with it folks. It's one to talk about... My review is on goodreads right now:
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1669267323

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    1. Glad u liked this one. I checked out your review (thanks for no spoilers).

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  14. That one sure got me curious and it sounds good!

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  15. I've never read anything by Jodi Picoult, though I've heard good things. All I really know about her is that she had a short run on Wonder Woman, to very poor reviews.

    This opening sounds pretty good though.

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  16. Jodi Picoult has such a way of drawing me in; the only thing is, I am often emotionally exhausted after finishing one of her books. I haven't read one in quite a long time. Maybe when I'm retired.;)

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