May 19, 2017

Book Beginning: Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato

Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato, published March 7, 2017, St. Martin's Press
"...a stunning examination of family love and betrayal. Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts "

Book beginning:

Having a life meant having a story. Even at eight, Edgar knew this. 
What he didn't know was his own beginning. Newborn brains were mushy. If you wanted to know how your life had started, you had to get this information from other people.
But what if these people were liars?

"I kept falling asleep," said Lucy. She was speaking of Edgar's birth. The boy liked this particular story, and so he made sure to roll his head in feigned boredom.

Page 56:

Florence had dropped her watering can and nearly fallen into the tomatoes. She'd clutched her chest, fearing she might be dying. Just this morning she'd thought of her childhood friend - and now the spastic girl was chanting Nelly's name like a mob about to burn down a building. 

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. This week I am spotlighting Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh. Happy reading!

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  2. The 'accident' makes me curious...and a ghost?
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  3. We do rely on others to tell us our beginnings...so when they are liars, we can never be sure. Interesting!

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE PEOPLE AT NUMBER 9”

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  4. Sounds quite interesting! Happy weekend!

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  5. I love love love the cover! Plus it sounds like something I'd definitely decide to read!

    I have a giveaway with my Friday post! Hope you pop by and join the fun:
    http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2017/05/friday56-book-beginnings-giveaway-open.html

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  6. This book sounds like one I would like starting with the title and then the opening lines. My Friday Quotes

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  7. Its a new title for me but sounds very interesting!
    Here's my Friday Reads

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  8. I've been eyeing this at the library and it looks pretty intriguing. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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