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Friday, October 28, 2011

Book Beginnings on Friday: Crescent


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.

Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber

"The sky is white.
The sky shouldn't be white because it's after midnight and the moon has not yet appeared and nothing is as black and as ancient as the night in Baghdad."

Do you fear as I do that the whiteness is due to an explosion? After all, it's Baghdad, so sadly that's a pretty reasonable assumption any time in the last 30 years.

2 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Because of the location my assumption would be the same as yours. This sounds like a very ominous beginning to the story.

Katy said...

Interesting beginning. I think you're probably right. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!