Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: A Century of November

"He judged men and he grew apples and it was a perilous autumn for both."

-- A Century of November by W. D. Wetherell

So begins Charles Marden's quest to understand his son's death, killed in battle in France in 1918.

This is a beautiful book. Heartbreaking, but beautiful.  They are making it into a movie, which should be very good because the book is full of images that will translate to the screen easily.


Gavin said...

I'm adding this one to my TBR list..

Rose City Reader said...

Gavin -- it is a good one. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Biblibio said...

That's a quite lovely opening and an intriguing title as well... I suspect it's a bad sign when all that's needed to convince me to read a book is a one-sentence summary, but I'll admit that I have a particular interest in the early 20th century, so this does sound like it might be good.

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