Sunday, July 11, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: A Sudden Country



"He carried his girl tied to his front, the trapsack on his back, the rifle balanced like a yoke along his shoulders."

-- A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher.

I don't know about this one. I am halfway through it and I still don't really care about the story or the people. I'm interested enough to finish, but I find myself drifting some. Maybe it is the whole pioneer thing. Having grown up in Nebraska and Oregon, maybe I have had my fill of stories about wagon trains on the Oregon Trail.

This is one of the books I got when I was enrolled in The Book Passage First Editions Club. So I have a nice hardback first edition, signed by the author. I want to like it. I really do.


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