How does it work? Just grab a book you’re reading (or about to read) and share some opening lines and how you feel about them; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything from that page. Then link up!
Today I’m excerpting from a book that I read years ago, and recently bought for a reread. I love the book, as well as the movie based on it. Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon, is the heart-wrenching tale of a missing child and the effects on his family and community afterwards.
Beginning: You could hardly get to age thirty-four without learning something about loss. By thirty-four you’re bound to have lost your Swiss Army knife, your best friend from fourth grade, your chance to be center forward on the starting team, your hope of the Latin prize, quite a few of your illusions, and certainly, somewhere along the line, some significant love.
Now that one clutched me in the throat. Knowing what would come after, just from the blurb alone.
P. 56: I am picturing the phone ringing. In the next second, it is going to ring. I can feel it, you sometimes hear it a second before it actually starts to ring.
What excerpts and beginnings did you capture today? Please stop by and share….