Friday, March 25, 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.

The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig

"When I visit the back corners of my life again after so long a time, littlest things jump out at first."

For a long time I wasn't sure why this book was being told from the point of view of nearly 50 years after the events that take place in it, but eventually (90% of the way through the book) I figured it out! In fact, that bookending of the story from the "present" (1957) is really smartly done.

2 comments:

Rikki said...

Now you have me intrigued. I must find out more about this book.

LibrarySnake said...

That's a beautiful first phrase.
Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-play-along-share-first-line-or_25.html