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Day 10, Saturday. Opening lines from five favourite books.
1. “I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine’s father over the top of the Standard Oil sign.” – Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
2. “It was November. Although it was not yet late, the sky was dark when I turned into Laundress Passage.” – Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
3. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
4. “I need you to understand how ordinary it all was.” – Minrose Gwin, The Queen of Palmyra
5. “The women in the river, singing. This is Bit’s first memory, although he hadn’t been born when it happened.” – Lauren Groff, Arcadia