Thursday, November 1, 2018

Book Beginning: Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories by Theresa Griffin Kennedy




It wasn’t that I didn’t recognize Leatrice; it was that she looked so wholly transformed I couldn’t place the young woman with the child that she used to be.

-- from "The Librarian's Daughter; Young Leatrice Never Grew Up," the first story in Burnside Field Lizard and Selected Stories, debut fiction from poet and nonfiction writer Theresa Griffin Kennedy.

Find my Rose City Reader Q&A author interview with Theresa here.

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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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.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your book looks tempting. Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

I love the cover art of 'Burnside Field Lizard' and it is always good to support local authors, as I note that Theresa is a lifelong Portland resident.

Enjoy the book and thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF :)


Bev Bouwer said...

What an interesting title. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Breana M. said...

This looks like an interesting book. Enjoy your current read! :-)

BooksPlease said...

I'm wondering why this opening sentence contradicts the title of the short story - it seems Leatrice had grown up!

Ronnie said...

I should read more short stories... Enjoy!

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

Louise Ferrell said...

What an intriguing cover!

Sassy Brit said...

I am liking the idea of these shorts. Great pick!

Hope you have a relaxing weekend x

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I hadn't heard of this but it sounds like it has potential.

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover....thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Gilion, just so you know, I have posted a second link to my blog ("Bonnie's Books") because I have posted a second book beginning. This one is a book about voting ― One Person, No Vote ― which has just become available to me. Since it's about voting (which we do on Tuesday), I needed to post about it NOW, rather than next week, even though I'd had the other book beginning primed and ready for days. If you need to delete one or the other, please delete the earlier of the two. Thanks.

Anne Bennett said...

So I take it that the author is an Oregonian by the title "Burnside". You always find such interesting sounding titles.

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like a fun collection. Happy Reading.

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