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.
Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt
"There were only two white dresses that ever would matter, her mother said. The first of these was the Debutante Dress that Jerilyn would wear when she would take her father's arm and march across the stage in Raleigh, into the single spotlight, radiant, along with all the other debs in North Carolina."
Honestly, even though I'm from the South (Nashville), I had no idea debutantes still existed until I went to college in the early '90s. I seriously thought those went out of style in the 1970s.