Thursday, May 16, 2019

Book Beginning: Things That Fall From the Sky by Selja Ahava



"What's on your mind back there?" Dad asks, glancing in the rear-view mirror.

Things That Fall From the Sky by Selja Ahava. Ahava won the EU Prize for Literature for this book about three people whose lives are changed forever by random events – a block of ice falling out of the sky, winning the lottery, and lightning.

It looks great and it will count as a Finnish book for the European Reading Challenge. I don’t think I’ve read a Finnish book before.

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.


When Dad howls, his voice comes from the pit of his stomach. Dad's back bends and he starts shaking in time with his crying.


fredamans said...

I love that beginning, it was enough to get my attention. :-) Happy weekend!

Breana M. said...

I haven't read anything by Selja Ahava, but Things That Fall From the Sky looks interesting.

Tea said...

I'm not crazy about the beginning. I immediately thought of The Bridge Over San Luis Rey and books like that one. What excited me is the location. I've never read a book from or about Finland either. Would love to read one. Hope you really love this one. Glad it will count for one of the Book Challenges.

Friday 56

I loved your beginning. How many children? I can hear him hollering. Who is the child here?

fredamans said...

I added you to the Linky. Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Tea said...

Thank you! I hope you have a happy one too.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I odn't think i've ever read a book set in Finland either. Enjoy! My quotes and thoughts on A Heart in a Body in the World

Roberta said...

Sounds intriguing. Hope you enjoy Finland.

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