Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Socrates Book Reviews. Thanks to Yvonne for taking over FCFPTI. Each week readers post the first paragraph (sometimes 2) of a book they are reading or planning to read. Feel free to join in.
The Illness Lesson; Clare Beams
Doubleday - 2020
Ashwell, Massachusetts 1871
The first of the birds Caroline mistook for her own mind's work. When the streak of red crossed the kitchen windowpane, fast, disastrous-bright, she thought it was some bloody piece come loose inside herself.
Then her father appeared from the study and held the doorframe leaning in, "Caroline! Did you see it?"
Based on the intro above, what do you think - pass or read more?