Thursday, August 22, 2019

Book Beginning: Shrug by Lisa Braver Moss

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



I call it my shrug, but it is not a regular shrug. It doesn't mean I don't care about stuff, or that I don't want to talk.

-- Shrug, by Lisa Braver Moss. The tumultuous Berkeley of the 1960s is the backdrop of this coming of age story about a teen-aged girl navigating the complexities of family abuse. Her violent father owns a record store and her mother is off the rails. Neither are helping her finish high school and go to college.




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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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




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.


MY FRIDAY 56

My father hadn't said anything about having to send Beatles albums back to Capitol, or about not having gotten the ones with the original cover. But then, maybe he'd been too busy hitting people to mention it.


2 comments :

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Probably not a book I'd reach for myself, but I hope you enjoy it.

BookTapestry said...

It's probably very good, but too heavy for me. I'm hoping my library book club's pick isn't too gory. "The Other Side of Everything" by Lauren Doyle Owens, a murder mystery set in Florida.

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