Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.
How to Be Human; Paula Cocozza
Metropolitan Books - Henry Holt - 2017
" There was a baby on the back step. A white bundle, downward sloping, spilling two arms and a head, the head looking at the edge of the step precariously. Not really looking. The eyes were shut. One hand lay beside an ear, fingers stiffened into a fist that might have held something. Such a beautiful hand: its sliver of palm was streaked with shimmers of purple and blue, veins rubbed with moonlight.
The surprise came not after seeing the baby, but from seeing what was around her. A baby on a back step. It was the step that was wrong. She was meant--Mary turned to check that she was alone before she finished the thought. She was meant to take the child into the house."
Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?
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