Sunday, May 30, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: Clown Girl

"Balloon Tying for Christ was the cheapest balloon manual I could find."

--  Clown Girl by Monica Drake (Independent Publishers Book Award winner; introduction by Chuck Palahniuk)

Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts sent this one to me.  I don't know if I would have picked it myself, and it has more of an an edge to it than I am really comfortable with, but it is incredibly clever and pretty funny.

Hawthorne is a Portland-based, independent publisher specializing in literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.   


  1. Thanks for sharing! I am going to check this one out on Goodreads.

  2. Julie -- I am going to read some reviews about this one. I am interested to know what other people think. But I usually don't like to read reviews until after I finish a book because I don't want my opinion tainted.


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