Tuesday, July 17, 2018

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Kinship of Clover; Ellen Meeropol



Each Tuesday, Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where  readers post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book that they are reading or plan to read. 

Kinship of Clover; Ellen Meeropol
Red Hen Press - 2017

Chapter One

"The first time Jeremy saw the plants go crazy was at the cat's funeral, held in the family greenhouse crowded with teas and herbs and medicine-plants growing in pots and flats, their vines spiraling up wooden stakes against the walls. The air was earthy and moist and candles--dozens of them, hundreds maybe--shimmered and the plants danced in the flickering."

What are your thoughts on this intro? I can't wait to begin this one. The reviews seem very positive.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds promising! Just read the following praise from one of my favorite authors:

    “Ellen Meeropol has an uncanny knack for examining the big topics of our contemporary world and putting a human face on them. In Kinship of Clover, she does this with intelligence and a big generous heart. An important book by a unique writer, it’s a must read.” ―Ann Hood, The Knitting Circle

    I'm sold!

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    1. I love Ann Hood as well and can't wait to start this one.

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  2. It's a great intro, I love it!!

    Here is my Teaser for Tuesday. Have a great day!

    Luv, Sassy x

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  3. I don't know anything about this title, or the author, but I'm curious...

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  4. This might be something I would read. I'll have to look for it. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Donna, glad you enjoyed the intro.

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  5. Now I'm very curious...and that is an interesting cover. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel, Happy to read that this appealed to you.

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  6. Haven't heard of this one before, but the title drew me in, as did the opening. I'll have to take a closer look.

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    1. I saw this one on another blog and it seemed like a "ME" book - quirky.

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  7. I had to go look at the blurb and I agree that this book seems quite different and interesting. I'll watch for your thoughts on it.

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    1. It seems a bit quirky from the overview and I do enjoy quirky.

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  8. I love it all: the intro, the cover, the title and the author's name.

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    1. Judy, glad the intro appealed to you. I almost posted a second paragraph but did not want to give too much away LOL

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  9. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy - happy reading!

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    1. Cleo, glad that you liked the intro, will be starting it soon.

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  10. Sounds good. I'd want to read more.

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  11. Promising beginning. I like the idea of the family greenhouse--I'd read more!

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  12. I'll have to explore some more, but it has promise.

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