Tuesday, May 29, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.   I like this meme and decided to play along with her this week.

Hardback, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group (first published March 15th 2012)

0812993292 (ISBN13: 9780812993295)
edition language

The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday. It was an ordinary morning in mid-April that smelled of clean washing and grass cuttings. Harold Fry sat at the breakfast table, freshly shaved, in a clean shirt and tie, with a slice of toast that he wasn't eating. He gazed beyond the kitchen window at the clipped lawn, which was spiked in the middle by Maureen's telescopic washing line, and trapped on all sides by three sides of neighbor's stockade fencing.
     "Harold!" called Maureen above the vacuum cleaner. "Post!"
He thought he might like to go out, but the only thing to do was mow the lawn and he had done that yesterday. The vacuum tumbled into silence, and his wife appeared, looking cross, with a letter. She sat opposite Harold.

Okay, I'm hooked. What about you? Are you curious about the letter? Would you read further or quit now?


  1. Yes, I do wonder how that letter will change his life and begin an entire book!

  2. Yes, yes, yes...love that intro, and can't wait to read my copy. It should be one of the "best books of the summer" I think. enjoy

    1. ayup, sooo looking forward to this one!

  3. Yes, I want to know what the letter said too!

  4. Yep, I would keep reading too! A great opening makes all the difference. That looks like a great cover too! Enjoy, MH!! :)

  5. I want to know what's in that letter that changes everything! Very nice intro today! I need to read this!

  6. Love the writing - I can't wait for your review!!!

  7. Oh yes, what is in that letter? Excellent intro!

  8. I just love the tone of the book already.

  9. Yep..must know what the letter said and who it was from!!!!

  10. The cover makes me curious and now the excerpt makes me curiouser!


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