Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Beginning: Carry the Sky by Kate Gray



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MY BOOK BEGINNING



One foot in the single shell like a blue heron lifting off water, I pushed off from the dock and lowered myself into the seat. In twenty strokes I cleared the cove.

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray, published by Forest Avenue Press.

Kate Gray is a poet and teacher, the author of three poetry collections. Carry the Sky is her beautiful, sad, funny first novel, set in a boarding school in the 1980s, which has gained praise from readers and fellow writers.

11 comments :

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds good! Thanks for sharing...and hosting.

guiltless reader said...

What a lovely line .... sounds so serene!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I stopped and wondered about "single shell" but the rest of your selection made it clear. Sounds like a beautiful and serene scene.

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

You can tell there is a poet in her by her writing style.

Katherine P said...

I'm not surprised she's a poet given her lovely descriptiveness in that passage. Sounds like nice read! Hope you enjoy it!

sherry fundin said...

I can imagine the scene in my mind. I would love to be the one stepping into the kayak (?) and heading out.
sherry @ My Friday Memes

Elizabeth said...

I like the beginning.

Very lovely...love the description.

Thanks for sharing.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

There is so much elegance to this author's writing; it almost feels like I'm reading something from Jane Austen. The imaginary is inviting :)

cjcasey said...

I loved the teaser. I'm going to have to look for the book. Thanks!

William Stanger said...

Sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

Anne Bennett said...

That was a very descriptive opening. I imagine that he poetry is lovely.

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