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.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
I'm not crazy about this opening. She starts off with something that actually happens much, much later in the book. I wish she'd started with Ursula's birth, as so many of the chapters do. (I know that sounds odd, "so many," but it makes sense within the context of the novel, trust me.)