Thursday, July 17, 2014

Book Beginning: The Night, and the Rain, and the River


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.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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My boss Barb is wearing her tailored black raincoat and underneath are her pajamas.
-- from "Saving the Animals" by Margaret Malone, the first story in The Night, and the Rain, and the River: 22 Stories, edited by Liz Prato.

This is the latest collection of short fiction published by Forest Avenue Press and it is wonderful! Take it with you on your summer vacation.

PORTLAND READERS: This coming Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m., Broadway Books will host an event for many of the authors featured in The Night, and the Rain, and the River. Domi Shoemaker, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Matthew Robinson, and Kathleen Lane will be there, along with Editor Liz Prato to introduce the speakers.  Come meet the authors and buy the book.

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