Thursday, September 5, 2019

Book Beginning: Winded: A Memoir in Four Stages by Dawn Newton



The wind from Hurricane Sandy swept into Michigan and onto the campus of Oakland University, a college nestled within a suburb of Detroit.

Winded: A Memoir in Four Stages by Dawn Newton. In this new memoir, Newton writes about living with lung cancer for six years with the help of an unexpected prescription drug. She writes about her fears and her family and living life to the fullest no matter what.

Winded is published by Apprentice House Press, a student-managed book publisher at Loyola University Maryland. It comes out October 1, 2019 and is available for pre-order.

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.


From our mother we learn to sing by ear at an early age, before we knew about notes. She'd grown up in a large family with talented singers, and although her older sister, my aunt Angie, knew how to play the piano, my mother did not.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds like a timely story. Thanks for sharing.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

This sounds an important book!

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds like a stunning but probably also painful book! I loved the quote about their mother teaching them to sing by ear, it's such a gentle quote. I hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend!
Juli @ A Universe in Words

Sassy Brit @ said...

Although sad, it sounds like one to read!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

The Candid Cover said...

Such a timely book to share! It sounds like a wonderful read. I hope that you enjoy it.

fredamans said...

I remember Hurrican Sandy. It was a bad one. Sounds like an emotional read.
I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

So does the author die from lung cancer? WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR is about a doctor with lung cancer but he dies. His wife has to finish the book. My Friday Quotes

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like an emotional and inspiring memoir. I hope you have a great weekend!

Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of Winded before, but it looks interesting.

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Sounds like an intense story. Hope you are finding it inspiring.

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