Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz

"In 1965, a century after Appomattox, the Civil War began for me at a musty apartment in New Haven, Connecticut."
Appropriately, it was Tony's grandfather that excited his interest in the Civil War. However, his grandparents emigrated from Europe, so he didn't have any family who was in this country at the time. Gives him a fairly unique perspective.


Sherrie said...

I read this book a couple months ago. I really liked it lots. I love reading about the Civil War. Have a great day!

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Ann said...

The musty apartment sounds intriguing. What a lovely beginning. Here's mine:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the image of discovery in a musty apartment....

Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

There's something about the cover that I love. Not quite sure what it is yet.

Here's mine:


Anonymous said...

That certainly sounds interesting and the title is great.

Here's my beginning of the day: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/book-beginnings-on-friday-march-18th-2011/

Kathy Martin said...

Very nice beginning. I know that I want to know more. Happy reading!

Katy said...

I've been thinking about reading this one. It sounds like a unique POV.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!