Friday, October 23, 2015

Book Beginnings: What Is Visible

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.

What Is Visible by Kimberly Elkins

"How little they trot me out for show these days, and yet here I am this frigid morning, brought down from my room to meet a child, and me not out of my sickbed two weeks."

Boy, we can tell a lot about our narrator, Laura Bridgman, from just this one line. She both is annoyed by and yet misses being used as a symbol, and she has an imperious tone about her, seeming to be very irritated by being asked to do something when she's only been well for two weeks (which seems quite a long time to me.

Considering that Laura Bridgman was the first famous deaf and blind person to be educated, can you make a guess as to who this child is that she's being introduced to?


Sherrie said...

Sounds interesting. Could it be Helen Keller.
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Carin Siegfried said...

Bingo! You are right Sherrie!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely LOVE the cover.

Sounds quite interesting.

I didn't know who it was, but glad to hear it was Helen Keller.

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Maria said...

This definitely sounds interesting - and I was going to guess Helen Keller too...lol....

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