Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Beginnings: Losing My Sister

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. 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.

Losing My Sister: A Memoir by Judy Goldman

"It's 1992 and I'm soaping my breasts in the shower so I can check for lumps."

Yikes, that's ominous! And nearly impossible to stop reading! Must find out what happens. A lump? Is it bad? Is it cancer? Wow, that's a lot of foreshadowing in the very first sentence! And I'm confused too because if the title is Losing My Sister, I'd expect the sister to be the one with breast cancer, so that's another thing I want to figure out.


Li @ rulethewaves.net said...

Interesting way to start the novel, it definitely leaves you wondering whether she found anything or if she's okay.

Here's my Book Beginnings on Fridays =)

JC Jones said...

That is confusing. Here is my post:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Since the book's title is LOSING MY SISTER and since breast cancer tends to run in families, I'm guessing the woman in the shower is the one whose sister had breast cancer. I'd probably want to read this book just to learn more about breast cancer, its treatment, and the effect it has on other family members.
My Friday post is from ONLY SCANDAL WILL DO.