Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Beginning: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

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 driver of the wagon swaying through forest and swamp of the Ohio wilderness was a ragged girl of fourteen.
 -- Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis.  This is a misleading beginning because after half a page of wagon trail woe the short section ends with, "That was the great-grandmother of Martin Arrowsmith" and we jump forward 100 years to the story of Martin's medical career.

Arrowsmith won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926.

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