Friday, March 30, 2018

Book Beginning: Larry's Party by Carol Shields




By mistake Larry Weller took someone else's Harris tweed jacket instead of his own, and it wasn't till he jammed his hand in the pocket that he knew something was wrong.

-- Larry's Party by Carol Shields. Terrific first sentence! Larry’s Party won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1998, now called the Baileys Women’s Prize.

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Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Good opener--I can't help but wonder what was in the pocket...

Tea said...

I am sorry Carol Shields, another great author, is gone. What is in Larry's pocket? Is it a weapon?

Anna said...

Intriguing start! Thanks for sharing!

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

Happy reading!

reese said...

I liked Larry's Party when I read it. Hope you enjoy it!

Lisbeth The Content Reader Ekelof said...

Great opening lines. I want to read this one.

Roberta said...

Boy, that opening line sounds familiar, but the title doesn't. I'll have to look it up to see if I've read it.

The opening line definitely makes you want to keep reading.

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