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Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Beginnings: The Group

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.

The Group by Mary McCarthy

"It was June, 1933, one week after Commencement, when Kay Leiland Strong, Vassar '33, the first of her class to run around the table at the Class Day dinner, was married to Harald Petersen, Reed '27, in the chapel of St. George's Church, P.E., Karl F. Reiland, Rector."

This is awfully formal and sounds like it's directly quoting from Kay's invitation or the alumni newsletter. Running around the table was a way to say you were engaged.

1 comment:

Tea norman said...

I don't know. It didn't sound formal to me. Felt like I had been taken in and put beside the guests as a friend. I remember hearing this title. Never read the book. Can't wait to see if you like it.