Thursday, August 1, 2019

Book Beginnings: At the Narrow Waist of the World: A Memoir by Marlena Maduro Baraf

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

MY BOOK BEGINNING



In the 1950s the country of Panama was small – about 750,000 people. We lived in the capital city and knew everyone who was white and the people surrounding our lives who were darker, un cafĂ©-con-leche mix tipico de Panama.

-- At the Narrow Waist of the World: A Memoir by Marlena Maduro Baraf. Marlena grew up in a large, extended Jewish family in Catholic Panama of the 1950s and 1060s, then moved to the US in her late teens.



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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: If you are on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media, please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings. I try to follow all Book Beginnings participants on whatever interweb sites you are on, so please let me know if I have missed any and I will catch up.

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
Our sinagoga Kol Shearith Isreal is a long rectangle with stucco walls and a turret in the middle. . . . There is a minyan every Friday night, the required ten men for public worship.


6 comments :

Breana M. said...

Enjoy your current read! :-)

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

She's new to me, but it does sound appealing. Happy weekend! x

fredamans said...

I'm quite interested in learning more about this book. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I'm attracted to this book and love its title!

BookTapestry said...
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BookTapestry said...

That memoir sounds so interesting! I've posted the opening lines of "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor. A fun summer read. https://booktapestry.blogspot.com/2019/08/book-beginning4.html

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