Tuesday, April 21, 2020

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Illness Lesson; Clare Beams

Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by  Socrates Book ReviewsThanks 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?


  1. Wow, a little freaky! Great cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.


  2. Wow! What was it? That's a dark start to a book, that looks like it's going to start very differently from the cover! Great pick!

    Here is my Tuesday post!

  3. This book is still in my reading queue. I haven't been able to return any of my library books since the buildings were shuttered, so I may get to it yet. Hope you enjoy it.

  4. I'm interested in knowing more about this one.

  5. I might have to see what that is all about!

  6. Certainly curious from that introduction!

  7. Wow, that was weird. But I'd have to keep reading to find out what's going on.

  8. I just read a bit about this book and I am intrigued!


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