Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Beginnings: Polite Society

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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The color of night, Sharon moves toward the pickup truck.  She looks at the grille and headlights, "smiling" in a way that only they can, before she pops the hood with hardly a creak, silently thanks her father for teaching his only child about the inner workings of cars, and makes the adjustments that will keep the old Chevy out of commission for what she hopes to be several days. 

-- Polite Society, the quirky debut novel by Colleen Sohn, illustrated by Maren Jensen.


There are still a few of the lovely, limited edition hardbacks left (see here for details). And, Polite Society is now available in a Kindle edition, with all the illustrations.


  1. Interesting, but Sharon's actions don't seem too polite!

  2. Looks like a fun read! Thanks for sharing....

  3. That's a funny beginning, but, as someone else pointed out, it doesn't seem too polite!

  4. Enjoy all your book beginnings! I'll come around to visit this weekend.

  5. I've never heard of this book, but it sounds pretty interesting!

    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. Curious beginning. The illustration pic you included looks intriguing too.


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