Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- Coming Up For Air

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
I've gotten really fortunate with good books lately. This one is Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry. The main character reassesses her marriage and her life choices after her controlling mother dies. Here's the first paragraph:
There are both wonderful and awful moments in a woman's life. Many of them, really. Standing in a white dress in front of family and friends, vowing to forever love the handsome man in front of me, is on the top of my wonderful list. Then years later, standing in the receiving line at my mother's funeral and pulling away from that same man's touch because I knew I didn't -- couldn't -- love him anymore is more than awful. It's tragic.

Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's mine from page 115:
"Mother lost; everyone does. When she was in love -- when anyone is in love -- the heart cannot imagine its loss.When I first met Rusty, I of course could not imagine hurt or loss would come from his words, which had then been nothing but sweet."


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow! This is definitely a book for my list...thanks for sharing.

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Nise' said...

Sounds sad.

JoAnn said...

Sounds like this would be an emotionally draining book, but I really like the intro. Hope you're enjoying it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Yes, that is a powerful intro -- I'd read on!

Linda said...

Looks good to me.

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