31-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 10: Opening Lines

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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

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One Response to 31-Day Blogging Challenge, Day 10: Opening Lines

  1. jlheuer says:

    I love this idea and may borrow it for my blog, hope you won’t mind.

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