Tuesday, February 9, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half of Century of Silence; Becky Cooper

 


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      We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half of Century of Silence; Becky Cooper                                                               Grand Central Publishing - 2020

Part One

The Story

MORNING OF GENERALS

"IT WAS THE WARMEST IT had been in more than a week, but Bostonians turning on their morning radio broadcast woke up to gale warnings along the coast.  In Cambridge, across the Charles River, the day was equally grim. A wintery mix of fog and rain and snow hung over the city, and the streets of Harvard Square were quiet.

A delivery person piled stacks of that day's Harvard Crimson inside the undergraduate houses.  The front page was a black-and-white picture of a girl curled up in fetal position on the floor of one of the campus libraries.  Her head was propped on a book. Her feet were bare.  She had on jeans and a sweater and looked more like a body than a person.  The caption read, There was a girl who fell asleep on her book and dreamed, and there was the boy who dreamed of the girl asleep on her book, and...Don't let the times get you down."

I wanted to read a non-fiction and this one has been on my shelves since late last year, it's almost 500 pages with sources etc. but I'm half way through and really liking it so far.  

What do you think, read more or pass?

14 comments:

  1. I have this one on my shelf, too, but I'm not much for true crime or books that are scary. I keep thinking about passing this one on.

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  2. Fascinating excerpt! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. It might be a good one but the intro isn't overly exciting, but well written.

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  4. Oh, definitely keep going, Diane! This sounds interesting. Looking forward to your review!

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  5. Sounds good. I really like that cover too.

    Here is my Tuesday Teaser post. With a review and interview with Luanne Rice.

    Happy Tuesday, stay safe x

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  6. I've got a copy of this book--and do want to read it. I'm glad you're enjoying it, Diane.

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  7. I saw a mention of this today on my news app! I'll wait to see what you think, but I'm interested.

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  8. I had not heard of this book. It sounds like interesting non-fiction, though a bit long.

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  9. I've read the synopsis of this book and it sounds very interesting.

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  10. This sounds really interesting so I'd definitely keep reading. Glad to hear so far it's a good one!

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  11. That's an intriguing beginning. At 500 pages, it must have a lot to say because that seems really long for a true crime book. I'm curious to hear more about it.

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  12. sounds good and it was a very popular book at some point, I remember seeing this cover all over. I actually rarely read true crime. Which is strange, as I do read some pretty noir and gruesome murder mysteries.
    Mine is here: https://francebooktours.com/2021/02/09/lorigine-first-chapter-first-paragraph/

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  13. This sounds interesting, Diane. I do not read a lot of true crime--or nonfiction, for that matter, but enjoy it from time to time.

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