Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Beginning: Things Invisible to See


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In Paradise, on the banks of the River of Time, the Lord of the Universe is playing ball with His archangels.

-- Things Invisible to See by Nancy Willard.

Magical realism and baseball are two things I steer clear of in novels, but I'm giving this one a go because it is on Erica Jong's list of Top 100 Novels by Women and was one of the books I randomly selected for my personal TBR challenge this year.


fredamans said...

What a beautiful notion!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one...thanks!

JLS Hall said...

Pretty picture! But baseball is soooo boring. Hope the book is more exciting.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful beginning.

I am going to have to see what this book is all about. I don't like baseball, but perhaps it isn't all baseball. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful reading day and weekend.

Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Juli Rahel said...

I tend to not read sport-related books either, largely because I have no expertise in most sports so a large part of the story passes me right by! This one sounds fun though and I have just read 'Paradise Lost' so I'm full of angels etc! Thanks for hosting :) I hope you have a great weekend!
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

sherry fundin said...

Playing baseball with archangels, I couldn't help but smile. Makes me curious about the book.

Stormi Johnson said...

Hope you enjoy it! :)

Harvee Lau - Book Dilettante said...

I had two entries as the first had an error and does not take you to my blog page. Try the second entry.

Nice book beginning!

JC Jones said...

That paints a great picture.

Katherine P said...

I'm new to magical realism and I'm intrigued by this one since those are some serious credentials! Hope you enjoy it!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I agree with you about baseball and magical realism, but I do like the book's beginning.
Thank you for hosting this meme every week.

Jessica Nicole said...

That's in intriguing and poetic beginning!

Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Not a baseball fan, but that beginning has my attention.

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