Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Beginnings Friday: Home to Big Stone Gap

Please join Rose City Reader 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.


 I'm reading Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani:

As the wind blows through out bedroom window, it sounds like a whistling teakettle. As I wake, for a split second, I forget where I am. As soon as I see out suitcases piled next to the closet door, in the exact place where we dropped them, I remember. Etta's wedding, though it was just one week ago, already seems like a faraway dream.

Adriana Trigiani is one of my favorite authors and this is the 4th and final book in her Big Stone Gap series. One of the things I love about her is that her writing is so descriptive. Have you read anything by her? If so, what was your favorite?


12 comments:

  1. I loved the Big Stone Gap books! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Aren't they great? I'm so bummed this is the last one - I don't want it to end!

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  2. This is an author and series that I have not read. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. You definitely have to try her - she has some good stand-alones too. My favorite is The Shoemaker's Wife - phenomenal story!!!

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  3. Never heard of this series but it looks like it might be good!

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    1. It really is. I'm bummed this is the last one.

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  4. This opening (and this series) have captured my imagination -- especially in combination with the book's cover! Thanks for featuring this book today.
    My Friday post is from ONLY SCANDAL WILL DO.

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  5. Great opening, thanks for sharing this! I have yet to get around to her books but I do have The Shoemaker's Wife sitting on my desk waiting to be read =) Soon, lol...

    Here's my Friday post =)

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    1. Oh...I absolutely LOVED The Shoemaker's Wife - I hope you enjoy it, too!

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  6. Ms. Trigianni is one of my favorites, too! I just finished her new book, "The Shoemaker's Wife", and it is wonderful.

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    1. That book is hands down my favorite of the year!!! I loved it!!!

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