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 plan to read.
Count the Ways; Joyce Maynard
Harper Collins (William Morrow) - 7/2021
"Toby was just a baby--Alison four years old, Ursula not yet three--the first time they launched the cork people. After that it became their annual tradition.
Eleanor had always loved how, when the snow melted every spring, the water in the brook down the road would race so fast you could hear it from the house, crashing over the rocks at the waterfall. A person could stand there for an hour--and in the old days before children, when she would come to this place alone, she had done that--staring into the water, studying the patterns it made as the brook narrowed and widened again, the way it washed over the smaller stones and splashed against the larger ones. If you felt like it, you might trace the course of a single stick or leaf, some remnant of last summer, as it made its way downstream, tossed along by the current,"
I didn't read the description of this but, does anyone feel the tone to be a bit ominous? I love this author so can't wait to start this one in a few days. What do you think, read more or pass?