Friday, November 18, 2011

Book Beginnings

Today's Meme, Book Beginnings, is hosted by A Few More Pages.

I just started reading After This by Alice McDermott.

Here are the opening lines:
"Leaving the church, she felt the wind rise, felt the pinprick of pebble and grit against her stockings and her cheeks--the slivered shards of mad sunlight in her eyes. She paused, still on the granite steps, touched the brim of her hat and the flying hem of her skirt--felt the wind rush up her cuffs and rattle her sleeves."

I love the description here. I can see it, the young woman standing on the church steps, holding down her skirt.

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1 comment:

  1. That is such a descriptive beginning. I can totally imagine it.

    Thanks so much for participating in Book Beginnings!