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 Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
by Susan Jane Gilman
"We'd been in America just three months when the horse ran over me."
Well that's an intriguing first line! Later (on the same page, no spoilers) we find out the horse did cripple her, and it was pulling an ice cart, which she found was ironic given how things turned out for her (the titular Ice Cream Queen.)