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 Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore
"Emmalee Bullard became a Tennewa girl on the last Thursday in May."
Tennewa was a shirt factory, one of very few places in 1974 that a girl with few skills in a rural area could get a job.