Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First Chapter, Teaser Tuesday -- The Last Runaway


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.
While I'm on vacation in Florida, I brought along Tracy Chevalier's new book The Last Runaway.  Here's the intro:
She could not go back. When Honor Bright abruptly announced to her family that she would accompany her sister Grace to America -- when she sorted through her belongings, keeping only the most necessary, when she gave away all of her quilts, when she said goodbye to her uncles and aunts, and kissed her cousins and nieces and nephews, when she got into the coach that would take them from Bridport, when she and Grace linked arms and walked up the gangplank at Bristol -- she did all of those things with the unspoken thought: I can always come back. Layered beneath those words, however, was the suspicion that the moment her feet left English soil, Honor's life would be permanently altered. 
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
And here's a teaser:
"Ohio!" The sailor.snorted. "Stick to the coast, love. Don't go nowhere you can't smell the sea, that's what I say. You'll get trapped out there in all them woods. Oh, there she goes." He stepped back as honor leaned over the railing once again. 
I'll look forward to seeing all of your books this week. 

6 comments:

JoAnn said...

Hope you're having a great vacation! I have an audio copy of The Last Runaway - can't wait to get started.

kelley jensen said...

sounds like a good book, I'd read it. fun teaser too. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Nise' said...

I've got this on audio too! Enjoy.

Marguerite Buxton said...

Saw her being interviewed on BBC news the other morning, the book does sound interesting,she came across a lovely lady as well.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I just got the audio from the library as well, but not sure I'll get to listen to it as Jodi Picoult's new book on audio has also arrived:(

I do like that intro a lot, maybe I'll copy it for my iPod.

Thanks for joining in and enjoy.

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