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 Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
"On the ferry from Hyannis to Alice Island, Amelia Loman paints her nails yellow and, while waiting for them to dry, skims her predecessor's notes."
Naming the sales rep "Loman" feels a little heavy-handed, but other than that, I really liked this opening. I've been Amelia. I have taken the ferry to visit bookstores on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket as a sales rep. And yes, some bookstore owners are certainly this cantankerous.