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 Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
"They had endured years of waking up alone, making their kids breakfast, taking them to school and picking them up, fixing dinner and kissing them good night, promising that Daddy was thinking of them all the time."
This is talking about before the astronauts were astronauts, when they were test pilots, and even just in the military. It was not an easy life, especially for the wives who had to navigate much of it pretty alone.