Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. . Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.
All Adults Here; Emma Straub
Riverhead Books & Penguin Audio - 2020
The Quick Death
"Astrid Strick had never liked Barbara Baker, not for a single day in their forty-year acquaintance, but when Barbara was hit and killed by the empty, speeding school bus at the intersection of Main and Morrison streets on the eastern side of the town roundabout, Astrid knew that her life had changed, the shock of which was indistinguishable from relief. It was a busy day--she'd spent the morning in the garden, she had a haircut appointment at 11:30, and then her granddaughter Cecelia, was arriving by train with two suitcases and zero parents (no school bus accidents there--just a needed escape hatch), and Astrid was to meet her at the Clapham station to bring her back to the Big House."
What do you think, pass or read more?
(I started the audio and am enjoying it so far.)