Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Beginnings: The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

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.)


Julie said...

That first line is great! Here's mine: http://juliesreadingroom.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-friday-56-and-book-beginnings-6.html

Elizabeth said...

LOVE the title and the cover.

Sounds sad about being run over by an ice cart.

I hope it is good read for you.

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Lauren Stoolfire said...

Jumps right into things, doesn't it? :)

Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).