Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Beginning: A Girl Called Sidney by Courtney Yasmineh




When it’s February in Minnesota, and you’re as far north as you can go and still be in America, you’re in the coldest place on the continent.

A Girl Called Sidney: The Coldest Place by Courtney Yasmineh, published by Gibson House Press.

Sidney is a gutsy high school musician, determined to survive her senior year and her rocky family life, even if it means fleeing Chicago to a Northwoods cabin. This brash debut novel, set in the late 1970s, was inspired by singer-songwriter Courtney Yasmineh's own teen years.

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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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hi, I just posted my first Book Beginnings :) Thanks for hosting this, it's a great way to share. What do you think of A Girl Called Sidney?

Jo-Ann from inspiration pie

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I love that cover!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

This probably isn't one for me, although I have heard good things about it from fellow bloggers.

I do appreciate those very strong opening few lines though, they conjure up a pretty bleak image!

Thanks for sharing and hosting, and enjoy your weekend :)


Bev Bouwer said...

This looks like a great book. I think that opening is very chilly. Good read for summer time, then? Enjoy.

BookPlease said...

I'd like to know more, particularly about the Northwoods cabin.

Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting. I like the beginning but wow that sounds cold!

Sassy Brit said...

I'm a Brit, but I've heard it's very cold there. Not sure I'd be able to cope with that lol

Here's my current read:

Have a good one!

Sass x

Sherry Fundin said...

I love the cool cover. Well done.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Maria said...

I like the beginning of this book - I've actually visited the coldest place in Minnesota - my sister live in Warroad, MN and it is very cold so I totally get this beginning.....

William Stanger said...

I've live in few cold places before, but I'm in no hurry to visit the place mentioned here!

Nicki J Markus said...

Cute cover! Happy Reading!

Mystica said...

Sounds like a tough read. Nice cover.

Priyanka Jadhav said...

Ooh sounds very interesting!!

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