Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday  is a book meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners.  All that is required is to share the opening sentence of your current read and be sure to include the title and author.  Here is mine from "A Dutiful Daughter" by Austrlalian author Thomas Keneally:

It had been a thunderous spring.  On Saturday, thunder again rolled over the Glover farm.  Perhaps, even with four hundred of its acres swamped, it was not yet convinced of the power of water.

I have stretched it to three sentences here but I think that is fine.  The third is very cool don't you think?  I am really enjoying this book.  It is one of those painfully honest family dramas.  Keneally has an unusual writing style that is full of surprises.  Will review the book in a couple of days.


  1. Yes, sometimes three sentences are necessary! Very compelling...

    Here's mine:

  2. Fantastic sentences with great description! I am not familiar with this author but I will have to try one of his books. I am glad you are enjoying the book. It does look like it is beautifully written.

  3. I love that last sentence; so beautiful!


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