Friday, 8 May 2015

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Shore by Sara Taylor

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.

 

My Book Beginning this week is The Shore by Sara Taylor:

 

When news of the murder breaks I'm in Matthew's, buying chicken necks so my little sister Renee and I can go crabbing. There isn't much in the way of food in the house, but we found a dollar and sixty-three cents in change, and decided free crabs would get us most food for that money. Usually we use bacon rinds for bait, but we've eaten those already.

 

The Shore  

Book Description

The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean that has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it’s a place they’ve inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a brave girl’s determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought, these women struggle against domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of well-being for themselves and for those they love.

Their interconnecting stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two island families, illuminating the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of blood and fate that connect them all.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow, this book is waiting for me at the post office! I ordered it from Amazon Vine, and can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “EAT THE DOCUMENT”

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