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Friday, September 9, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: Little Bird Of Heaven



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.

Little Bird Of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates

"The yearning in my heart! This was a long time ago."

The main character is telling the story in retrospect, presumably from now as an adult. But in the story it's 1987 and she's 15. She's going through a rough time, her parents divorcing due to her father's indifelity and accusation of the murder of his mistress. This would be rough for anyone to go through, but for a teenager in a small town, it's pretty terrible.

2 comments:

Between The Lines said...

Awww... Even if we haven't all been through exactly what she's going through, I'm sure we can all relate to her and that feeling of yearning one gets at that sort of age!

Katy said...

I feel a little bit confused by this beginning. So I guess if I had the book in front of me I would keep reading just to understand what's going on better!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!