Friday, December 21, 2012

Book Beginnings: Cutting for Stone


Please join me every Friday 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.

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MY BOOK BEGINNING



After eight months spent in the obscurity of our mother's womb, my brother, Shiva,  and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954.

-- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This was my book club book recently, but I didn't read it because I knew I was going to miss that meeting. I heard later that everyone loved it. I just started it, but it seems like it is going to be quite an interesting story.



10 comments :

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great beginning. You have made me curious about this book.

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds very prosaic and beautiful! And the cover is gorgeous as well! Thanks for sharing and hosting!
Juli @ Universe in Words

JC Jones said...

What a great start to a book. Hope you enjoy it. I used a books club book this week too.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm curious about this one...I'll be watching for your review.

mommysreadingbreak said...

I've heard good things about this book, but that beginning doesn't give too much away!

sinn said...

I've never heard of this book; however, that is a pretty engaging opening!

sinn @ sinnful books

William Stanger said...

That's quite an interesting beginning. I hope you enjoy this one.

Lady In Read said...

this was definitely one of my favorite books read last year and now one of my all time favorites..

Shirley said...

I've heard good things about Cutting for Stone! Our company CEO loved it!

Anne Bennett said...

Keep reading. This was my favorite book last year. The first line sucked me in again.

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