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.
An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
St. Martin's Press - 2019
"You're invited: Seeking women aged 18 to 32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality conducted by a preeminent NYC psychiatrist. Genrous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed. Call for more details.
It's easy to judge other people's choices. The mother with a grocery cart full of Fruit Loops and Double Stuff Oreos who yells at her child. The driver of an expensive convertible who cuts off a slower vehicle. The woman in the quiet coffee shop who yaks on her cell phone. The husband who cheats on his wife.
But what if you knew the mother lost her job that day? What if the driver promised his son he'd make it to his school play, but his boss insisted he attend a last minute meeting?"
What do you think? Curious or pass?