Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Beginnings: The House on Fortune Street

I'm reading Margot Livesey's "The House on Fortune Street" this week. It's billed as a novel, but actually it's a series of four novellas, all around a single character.
Here are the opening lines:
"The letter came, deceptively, in the kind of envelope a businesslike friend, or his supervisor, might use. It was typed on heavy white paper and signed with the pleasing name of Beth Giardini."

This type of letter opening always intrigues me. My inner busybody wants to know what it says.

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  1. That's a good beginning. Letters are always a good way to open a story.

  2. I would want to know what was in the letter too!

  3. How interesting. Does make you want to continue to read.