Tuesday, May 28, 2013

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- The View From Penthouse B

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.
This week I'm starting The View From Penthouse B by Elinor Lipman.

Since Edwin died, I have lived with my sister Margot in the Batavia, an Art Deco apartment building on beautiful West Tenth Street in Greenwich Village. This arrangement has made a great deal of sense for us both: I lost my husband without warning, and Margot lost her entire life's savings to the Ponzi schemer whose name we dare not speak.
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 h 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. Here's my teaser from page 35:
Margot said, "We only need a minute." As soon as he was gone, she said, "Do you love him? What if we put a bed in the storeroom? He can put his stuff in the pantry drawer."
This is described as a sister story. Hope it's good. 

3 comments:

Catherine Healey said...

Great choice! I'm waiting to get a copy of this one from the library.

Here's my Tuesday intro:
http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-15-and.html

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like Elinor Lipman and this intro makes me want to read mere as well -- enjoy. Thanks for joining us this week.

JoAnn said...

Yes, yes, yes... I'd keep reading! I'm on the hold list and will be getting this from my library eventually.

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