Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: Laura Rider's Masterpiece


Just because Laura Rider had no children didn't mean her husband was a homosexual, but the people of Hartley, Wisconsin, believed he was, and no babies seemed to them proof. 

-- Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton.

I saw the audio version at the library and found the cover irresistible.  Unlike The Book of Ruth, which I thought was brilliant even though it was incredibly depressing, this one is a light and funny romp.

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