Tuesday, September 21, 2021

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Oh William! ; Elizabeth Strout

 

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Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read soon.

Oh William!; Elizabeth Strout

Random House - October 2021

I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William. William has lately been through some very sad events--many of us have--but I would like to mention them, it feels almost a compulsion; he is seventy-one years old now.

My second husband, David, died last year, and in my grief for him I have felt grief for William as well. Grief is such a--oh, it is such a solitary thing; this is the terror of it, I think.  It is like sliding down a really long glass building while nobody sees you.  But it is William I want to speak of here.

Elizabeth Strout is a favorite author after Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again. I hope this is another winner.  What did you think of the excepts I've shared?

34 comments:

  1. An excerpt that drew me right in! I'm looking forward to reading this one, Diane.

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  2. Now I am even more eager to read this one!

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    1. I'm about 20% in and I don't think Strout fans will be disappointed but, readers who haven't read or clicked with her style may not be in love with the story telling style.

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  4. I might like to find out more about David and William.

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  5. Now I am definitely intrigued! I need to read more from this author, and this one sounds good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. I am def going to have to check this out, I have never heard of it I don't think

    Here is my teaser:
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/09/teaser-tuesday-seven-visitations-of.html

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    1. She's a good author. I think I've read all but one of her books and I need to remedy that.

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  7. I am always up for Elizabeth Strout and this one is on my list.

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  8. I never read this author, but this sounds really good. I'll have to try her.

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  9. I read this one a while back, and I really liked it. Elizabeth Strout is one of my favorite writers anyway, and this is one of my favorites of hers.

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    1. Oh, I don't remember your review. What month did you read it?

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  10. I haven't read this author's work yet but I am drawn in by this passionate passage.

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    1. She has a wonderful writing style. I highly recommend her books.

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  11. I've read a few of her books and loved them, now I want to read this one!

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  12. I'm drawn in by the narrator's statements and want to hear more!

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    1. Yes, it makes you curious about her relationship with her ex.

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  13. Olive Kitteridge was such an excellent read. I still need to read Olive, Again so before I get to this one, I would have to read that one first. But yes, it is going on my list!

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    1. I loved Olive, Again (especially on audio) even more than Olive Kitteridge. This one is very good so far.

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  14. I really enjoyed another book by Strout that I read and I like the beginning of this one. I'm definitely curious to hear more of the story.

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  15. That excerpt is great. I’m really looking forward to this one!

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  16. What a great intro! I can't wait to read this one.

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    1. It's very good just reading a bit each day as it isn't all that long and I don't want to rush it.

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  17. I love Strout's books (the Olive novels particularly) .... so I'm all a Go for her new one.

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    1. Me too! This isn't a very long book but, I am only reading a little each day to really absorb it and make it last - it's quite good.

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